Puget Sound Bird Fest

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September 10 - 11, 2022

The Puget Sound Bird Fest is a celebration of birds and nature that happens each fall in Edmonds, Washington. Typically, the weekend-long event offers presentations by local experts, field activities, exhibits, vendors, kid's activities, and workshops and demonstrations. Many Bird Fest activities are free , other activities require a nominal fee and advance registration.

 

Visiting from out of town?  Find food, lodging and more on the Visit Edmonds website.

 

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Congratulations to Janis Howes
winner of the 2022 Bird Fest Poster Art Contest. 

Trumpeter Swans of Skagit Valley Farmlands

Read the Artist Statement and Bio on our Poster Art Contest page.

 

Entries are now being accepted for the 2022 Bird Fest Photo Contest. 

Download Contest Rules here

 

Welcome 2022 Keynote Speaker Martha Jordan!

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ashington’s Swans and Snow Geese: Connections to land use, agriculture, and dairy farms 
Saturday September 10, 10am
Edmonds Plaza Room
650 Main St. in Edmonds
Doors open at 9:45am

 

MARTHA JORDAN, well-known swan biologist, will present a special program on Washington’s wintering white birds - Trumpeter and Tundra Swans, and Snow Geese. Why do they come to Washington each winter? Their presence is intertwined with land use, agriculture crops, and especially dairy farms. As agricultural practices and land use shifts, big changes are expected for the birds, farmers, and visitors who travel to see them each winter. Martha will discuss how farming affects the distribution and population dynamics of these wintering waterfowl in Washington State and beyond, provide an update on issues regarding lead poisoning and other habitat issues, and share photos that help clarify the challenges of identification of Trumpeter and Tundra swans and Snow Geese. Come learn about these magnificent white birds and what is needed to insure their future. 

Martha Jordan is a wildlife biologist. She has a degree in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University. Professionally she has worked both in marine and terrestrial environs throughout Washington and parts of Alaska. In the late 1970s while volunteering to observe snow geese and reading their collars in the Skagit Valley, WA, she began to look at the small group of Trumpeter Swans in the same area. By 1984 she had expanded her survey efforts to all of Western Washington and had contributed much information to both state and federal agencies on the status of Trumpeter Swans in Washington State. She wrote the state’s first Trumpeter Swan management plan in 1985. She is still active in both field work, habitat conservation including agricultural land and farms, and education throughout the region. Martha is currently the Executive Director of Northwest Swan Conservation Association, a regional non-profit. The focus is on our native swans, Trumpeter and Tundra Swans, and their habitats throughout the region. NWSCA is also active in issues related to lead poisoning in swans and waterfowl. NWSCA  promotes Getting the Lead Out of shooting sports ammunition and fishing sinkers of smaller sizes.  

 

Join our flock!

Volunteers
The Puget Sound Bird Fest wouldn't happen without the hard work and talents of our volunteers. If you'd like to join the Bird Fest Planning Committee to help plan the festival throughout the year, or help with guest services and festival activities during Bird Fest weekend, please email [email protected] wa.gov. 

Sponsors
We appreciate the generous support of our Bird Fest sponsors! To find out how your business can help support the Bird Fest, please email [email protected]ndswa.gov.

Exhibitors and Speakers
Please email [email protected] for information. 

Field Activity Leaders
Please contact Pilchuck Audubon Society through their web portal