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The Great Backyard Bird Count 2017

Walking outdoors in nature or just looking out your window and observing birds is a great stress-reducer.  On February 17 through 20, 2017, you have a good excuse for gazing out the window:  you are a citizen scientist in the … Continue reading

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Herons in Seattle

What does a teenage Great Blue Heron look like?

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Completing the Trail at the Yesler Swamp

The name of Henry Yesler is associated with Seattle’s earliest years.  Yesler set up a sawmill in 1853 at the site of today’s Pioneer Square and the mill became the economic engine which gave the small community a reason to … Continue reading

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The Great Backyard Bird Count 2016

Are you in love with birds?  February 12 to 15, 2016, including Valentines Day, is a weekend for those in love — with birds, that is. You can share your love of birds by spending just fifteen minutes per day … Continue reading

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Project FeederWatch 2015

Project FeederWatch is a fun citizen science project that anyone can do.  Set up a feeder, count birds, and report your sightings!  New participants receive the FeederWatch Handbook & Instructions, a Common Feeder Birds poster, a Bird-Watching Days calendar, and … Continue reading

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Following the Birds into Autumn Migration

In the autumn season when we see flocks of birds overhead, we know that cold weather is coming.  The annual migration does not mean that all birds are leaving the Pacific Northwest, known for its mild winters.  Some birds, including … Continue reading

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What We Want to Know: All About Birds

All About Birds is one of the best websites for help with bird identification and for answers to things we want to know about birds. In a recent article on All About Birds about color differences between male and female … Continue reading

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