Birds at the Burke

Saturday, October 8, 2016
10 AM – 4 PM

Included with museum admission
FREE for Burke members, UW students, staff & faculty with ID

Burke Museum

Taima the Hawk!
Photo credit: The Seattle Seahawks

Birds at the Burke at the Burke Museum

See hundreds of specimens from the Burke Museum’s extraordinary ornithology collection.
Photo credit: Andrew Waits

Variety of eggs and nests

Variety of eggs and nests. 
Photo credit: Richard Brown Photography

OWL: A Year in The Lives of North American Owls (book cover)

OWL: A Year in The Lives of North American Owls (book cover)

Birds at the Burke at the Burke Museum

See hundreds of specimens from the Burke Museum’s extraordinary ornithology collection.
Photo credit: Rachel Crick Photography

Flock to the Burke for a fun-filled day celebrating all things feathered! See hundreds of specimens and get expert tips for spotting and identifying birds from Puget Sound Bird Observatory and the Seattle Audubon Society.

Scheduled Activities

Meet Taima the Hawk! Have your photo taken with the Seattle Seahawks Augur Hawk from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Paul Bannick will discuss the genesis of his new book, OWL: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. His talk, full of compelling new photos and videos will discuss everything from how his first book The Owl and Woodpecker educated his focus, to how he selected a publisher, targeted photos, found owls and tailored a narrative. Talks at 11 am and 1:30 pm.

Test your birding skills with Bird Jeopardy at 12 and 2:30 pm.

Additional Activities
  • Learn about hummingbird migration.
  • Get to know neighborhood birds with bird specimens, nests and eggs of Seattle.
  • See remarkable California Condor specimens.
  • Get to know Marbled Murrelets and their conservation needs.
  • Touch beautiful wings from the Burke’s spread wing collection—the largest collection of its kind in the world.
  • Examine extinct bird specimens.
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