An Osprey sits in its nest on a cell phone tower near SR-509 in 2011. Photo by Scott Schaefer.[/caption] Go Seahawks! But this time, we mean Ospreys, as well as other “real” birds we see around B-Town! We say this because 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. At this event you can learn how to identify neighborhood bird, hear from experts, plus there will be lots of fun for the kids and more. Here are the details: WHAT: Burien Birdfest WHEN: Saturday, Feb 15, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. WHERE: Dottie Harper Building, SW 146th & 4th SW (next to the old library) NOTE: The building is not Handicap Accessible. ACTIVITIES:

  • Learn to identify your neighborhood birds
  • Adults and children are invited
  • Activities for children (both indoors and outdoors)
  • Learn about the Great International Bird Count
  • Presentation by Birds Unlimited from noon to 1 pm.
  • Dan Streiffert from the Rainer Audubon Chapter will do a  a photo presentation on backyard birds and talk a bit about Audubon from 11am to noon. Dan is a well known leader in the Audubon and an excellent photographer.
  • Andy Waters  from our local Birds Unlimited will be speaking from noon to 1:00pm on How To Attract Birds to Your Yard and about some of their quirky and more interesting habits.
  • Judy Lane, a well known artist and photographer from West Seattle will present from 1-2:30pm. Judy wrote, illustrated and published a children’s book about her dogs and a family of crows (Keiko & the Crow, AuthorHouse, 2009) in a local park. Judy will provide information on collage techniques used for the book illustrations and her mixed media artwork as well as provide some basics on bird photography. Judy currently has a show running at the DesMoines Florist in Des Moines;
Sponsored by members of Sustainable Burien. Admission is free. Questions? Contact Bob Edgar, 206-734-9653.]]>

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