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Puget Sound Water Front

The Puget Sound region consists of Puget Sound itself, the islands of Puget Sound, the Kitsap Peninsula, plus the mainland counties which form both the western and eastern sides of Puget Sound leading up to the edges of the watershed in the high crests of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Read more...
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Edmonds Marsh

The Edmonds Marsh is one of the few urban saltwater estuaries remaining in the Puget Sound area. Before settlement this salt marsh occupied nearly 40 acres. Development has reduced this area to 22.5 acres. Read more...
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Guided Birding Walks

Edmonds is stop #1 on the Cascades Loop of “The Great Washington State Birding Trail” map, recently developed by Audubon Washington. The trail includes seven loops, highlighting the best birding sites throughout the state. Visit prime birding locations in Edmonds, such as Puget Sound waterfront, the Edmonds Marsh, Yost Park and other natural areas. Read more...

 

We've put together some of our favorite bird-themed activities for kids. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

 

 

***See who's active today on the Cornell LIVE CAMS***

 

GAMES

 

Beaks and FeetPlay the Beaks and Feet game! CLICK HERE to get started

 

Hummingbird

 

Test your knowledge of hummingbirds with Who's Who. CLICK HERE to play.

 

 

 

 

CRAFTS

 

 Make an Easy Paper Bird

Make an origami paper bird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jWGAfoJIb8

Color a Kestrel online! http://www.audubonadventures.org/climate_change_game_color2/index.htm

Understand wing shapes and make paper airplanes that fly like birds https://www.audubon.org/news/these-paper-airplanes-fly-birds

Enjoy these bird-themed coloring sheets featuring birds from all over the world. Print them out or color online! http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/birds 

 

birds nest collageFrom greeting cards to silly hats, Activity Village has
a ton of ideas for crafty kids. Materials lists and
instructions are included with the projects.
CLICK HERE to visit Activity Village 

 

 

OWL PELLET DISSECTION

Dive into one our all time favorite Bird Fest activities! Learn how owl pellets are made, and how to identify the remnant bones of animal prey as pellets are pulled apart. 

  

 

STORYTIME READ ALOUDS
A collection of storytime videos 

 

 

The Pigeon Has To Go To School Read Aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_At9HpvVzWA

Mama Built a Little Nest Read Aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0nEJ_f5pVg

The Cat and The Bird Read Aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lqYOtxppmk

Bird Builds a Nest Read Aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiBIMl9ASkk

Birds Read Aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V7SIUbGeUA

Crows of Pearblossom Read Aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYrA9e33C2Y

The Scarecrow Kid Time Story Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXWyGfITEy8

 

Click here to download Bonnie Mearn's Read Aloud list

Birds of Edmonds, Washington

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A Complete Checklist

 Compiled and donated to the City of Edmonds by Ted Peterson, and is the result of 14 years of observations. It includes birds seen in all types of habitats within the city limits of Edmonds, Washington. The best places with public access to look for birds are the Edmonds Marsh, parks on the Puget Sound shoreline, the Public Fishing Pier, and Yost Memorial Park. See the Great Washington State Birding Trail – Cascades Loop for more great birding sites near Edmonds.
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Best Birding Practices

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Birders should keep an appropriate distance from all species they observe. Stay on marked trails and avoid entering restricted areas, no matter how tempting it may be to venture closer to a bird. Disturbing a bird’s feeding area or nesting sites can cause unhealthy stress and fear that may drive the bird away, not only out of range of the birder’s observations but permanently forcing the bird to find a safer, less disturbed habitat where it will not be able to be observed.

The goals of Puget Sound Bird Fest are to: Promote local birding, and conservation of habitat. Educate residents on bird-friendly gardening and the Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program. 

Link up with the City of Edmonds

You can easily find complete tourist information about lodging, dining and shopping in Edmonds just by browsing Visitedmonds.com.

Steering Committee

The Puget Sound Bird Fest Steering Committee is composed of the following members of the community and City of Edmonds staff:

Cindi Cruz - City of Edmonds, Community Services & Economic Development
Jennifer Leach - Environmental Education & Sustainability Coordinator, City of Edmonds
Susie Schaefer - Program Chair, Pilchuck Audubon Society

Bird Fest Contact

425-771-0227

Jennifer.leach[at]edmondswa.gov