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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]

PHOTOS: Redtail Hawk hovers above Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Redtail Hawk hovers above Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Elston Hill took these great pics of a Redtail Hawk in Burien on Sunday, Nov. 16; here’s what he said about it: “The predator birds love windy days. This hawk visited the bluff above... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some colorful, winged neighbors frolick at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Some colorful, winged neighbors frolick at Seahurst Park Beach

BTB Reader/Contributor Elston Hill took some great photos at Seahurst Park, of some of our rather colorful, winged neighbors. “My wife Jackie and I love Seahurst Park now that it is open again,”... [Read more]

PHOTO: Burien vigilante group drives out intruder

PHOTO: Burien vigilante group drives out intruder

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this amazing photo of what he says is a ‘Burien Vigilante Group driving out an Intruder’ (click image to see larger version): “An Eagle in the Three... [Read more]

The Burien Birdfest was a ‘chirping’ success

The Burien Birdfest was a ‘chirping’ success

Jay Galvin, Judy Lane and Robert Maughan, Jr. at Saturday’s Burien Birdfest. Andy Waters of Birds Unlimited at Saturday’s Burien Firdfest. Today – Monday, Feb. 17 – is the last day to count... [Read more]

REMINDER: Help bird populations at the Burien Birdfest this Saturday

REMINDER: Help bird populations at the Burien Birdfest this Saturday

REMINDER: Help bird populations from around the world by going out in your own backyard and counting them this weekend – as well as at the Burien Birdfest this Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Dottie Harper Building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m…

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be flying into the Dottie Harper building from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, and all are invited…

Local Ornithologists Take Part in ‘Burien Birdfest’

Local Ornithologists Take Part in ‘Burien Birdfest’

Local Ornithologists – aka bird watchers – took part in the ‘Burien Birdfest’ at Dottie Harper Park on Feb. 15 – 18, watching and counting various birds in B-Town. Burien just happens... [Read more]

Ready to ‘Tweet’? Burien Birdfest Coming to Dottie Harper Park Sunday, Feb. 17

Ready to ‘Tweet’? Burien Birdfest Coming to Dottie Harper Park Sunday, Feb. 17

It’s a ‘Tweet’ of a different nature – it’s the Burien Birdfest, and it’s coming to the Dottie Harper Building/Park on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s ‘Bigfoot Birds’ Program Will Be June 23

Environmental Science Center’s ‘Bigfoot Birds’ Program Will Be June 23

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) will be hosting a FREE program on birding in the Northwest on Saturday, June 23rd from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Wildlife photographer and active member of the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Osprey Nesting In Burien Cell Phone Tower Will ‘Take Your Caw Now’

PHOTOS: Osprey Nesting In Burien Cell Phone Tower Will ‘Take Your Caw Now’

We were first alerted to this by former BTBer Gina Bourdage, now with Discover Burien – a large Osprey (originally thought by many to be a bald eagle), has made its nest in a cell phone tower just behind... [Read more]