birds Section

PHOTOS: Splish splash – these birds were taking a bath!

PHOTOS: Splish splash – these birds were taking a bath!

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos taken in his yard on Saturday of birds taking baths. “Love these cloudy and drizzly days for taking pictures.” Click images to view larger versions/slideshow:  Read More →

Learn about the secret lives of Bald Eagles at presentation this Saturday, Mar. 31

Learn about the secret lives of Bald Eagles at presentation this Saturday, Mar. 31

Do you want to know more about the secret lives of Bald Eagles, or how they learn to fly? As part of the continuation of the Burien Birdfest 2018, Kevin Ebi – who is a world famous author, photographer... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

PHOTOS: Windy days are for soaring

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing some locals taking advantage of a recent windy day. “The kite surfers love the spring winds. And so do the birds. Several eagles soaring in the... [Read more]

LETTER: A note of thanks and appreciation for Burien’s 2018 Birdfest

LETTER: A note of thanks and appreciation for Burien’s 2018 Birdfest

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: This is a note of... [Read more]

Help the ‘Great International Backyard Bird Count,’ going on until Monday

Help the ‘Great International Backyard Bird Count,’ going on until Monday

The Great American Bird Count is underway, and will go through Monday, Feb. 19 – and here’s how YOU can help: This is an opportunity to serve as a citizen scientist and to contribute to one of... [Read more]

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Burien’s annual Bird Fest on Saturday, Feb. 17

Help make birds count at Bird Fest! Do you want to learn what birds are in your backyard? Do you want to help scientists take a snapshot of their populations? You can do both on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Bird... [Read more]

Learn about ‘Birds of the Duwamish River Valley’ on Saturday, April 15

Learn about ‘Birds of the Duwamish River Valley’ on Saturday, April 15

There will be a springtime exploration of birds who make a living along the Duwamish River on Saturday, April 15.   After a presentation in the Longhouse, we will walk along the Duwamish River to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Crows vs Raptors in the wind

PHOTOS: Crows vs Raptors in the wind

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great wildlife photos taken in Burien on Monday, March 20. Elston says: “Yesterday it was windy. When it is windy, the raptors arrive. Strangely, a bald eagle and... [Read more]

REMINDER: Help make birds count at Bird Fest this weekend!

REMINDER: Help make birds count at Bird Fest this weekend!

REMINDER: Help make birds count at Bird Fest this weekend! The Burien Birdfest is scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 18, and The Great International Backyard Bird Count will be all weekend. Do you want... [Read more]

Burien Birdfest is Feb. 18; Backyard Bird Count will be weekend of Feb. 17-20

Burien Birdfest is Feb. 18; Backyard Bird Count will be weekend of Feb. 17-20

The Burien Birdfest is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, and The Great International Backyard Bird Count will be the weekend of Feb. 17-20, 2017. Burien-area volunteers are needed! What began in 1998... [Read more]

Karaoke Fundraiser for local animal charity will be Jan. 17 at The Point

Karaoke Fundraiser for local animal charity will be Jan. 17 at The Point

A Karaoke Fundraiser for local animal charity The Gilded Feather Foundation (GFF) will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. at The Point, located at 435 SW 152nd Street in Burien. The GFF was founded in... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Closeups of a beautiful Hummingbird visiting a Burien backyard

PHOTOS: Closeups of a beautiful Hummingbird visiting a Burien backyard

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of a recent visitor to his Burien garden – a likely Rufous Hummingbird. Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: [NOTE: If you think... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Bald Eagles cruise, battle crows, eat breakfast in Burien

PHOTOS: Bald Eagles cruise, battle crows, eat breakfast in Burien

Courtesy residents Elston Hill and Stan Milkowski, below are some great photos taken this week of some beautiful Bald Eagles as hey cruise, battle crows, and eat breakfast in Burien. First, from Elston... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some awesome Bald Eagles hover over Burien

PHOTOS: Some awesome Bald Eagles hover over Burien

When he’s not looking down at beautiful flowers, or out at Puget Sound as ships pass by, sometimes resident Elston Hill looks up. In this case, he looked up and saw some awesome Bald Eagles he photographed... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Celebrate ‘Birdfest’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 13

Celebrate ‘Birdfest’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 13

Advertiser Page 2 Books’ Birdfest event – to be held this Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – will feature a great lineup of experts and writers on birds: Gordon Orians, professor... [Read more]

Great International Backyard Bird Count & Burien Birdfest coming Feb. 12-15

Great International Backyard Bird Count & Burien Birdfest coming Feb. 12-15

The Great International Backyard Bird Count for 2016 and the Burien Birdfest will be Feb. 12-15, and Burien-area volunteers are needed! What began in 1998 with just 500 participants has grown into an... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

Here’s episode #32 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Final recovered birds released after White Center retention pond cooking oil spill

Final recovered birds released after White Center retention pond cooking oil spill

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The Washington State Department of Ecology says that it has “closed the books” on wildlife recovery for birds affected by an Oct. 30 cooking oil... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Turkey Vultures hover over Burien’s Three Tree Point Thursday

PHOTOS: Turkey Vultures hover over Burien’s Three Tree Point Thursday

Courtesy Ray & Dory Hamlin comes these great photos of Turkey Vultures flying over Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood Thursday morning, Oct. 15 (click images to see larger versions): “Five... [Read more]

UPDATE: The lost Parakeet has been moved to A Place for Pets

UPDATE: The lost Parakeet has been moved to A Place for Pets

This post was updated with a correction and photo on June 30, 2015: The lost Parakeet that flew into a house Monday (June 29) on 8th Ave S. near S. 124th in Burien has been taken to A Place for Pets (click... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

Burien councilmember Nancy Tosta sent us these great photos, showing a Bald Eagle devouring its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point (click images to see larger versions): “I watched an eagle... [Read more]

Lineup announced for ‘Burien Birdfest’ at Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 14

Lineup announced for ‘Burien Birdfest’ at Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 14

The ‘Burien Birdfest’ – set for this Saturday, Feb. 14 at Page 2 Books – will have 3 writers, artists and presenters this year: 11am to 12pm: Judy Lane, local artist and photographer.... [Read more]

QUIZ: Do you really know what a Sea Hawk is?

QUIZ: Do you really know what a Sea Hawk is?

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16 – with a ‘Burien Birdfest’ on Feb. 14 – and all are invited to join in by counting birds. To get you in... [Read more]

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16, and all are invited to join in by counting birds. “Counting birds is a fun, free, family-friendly way to discover... [Read more]