The Puget Sound Bird Fest is a great annual birding event that has been held since 2005 in Edmonds, WA. Being located on the Puget Sound, Edmonds features a wide variety of interesting birding locations and birds, including many different shorebirds on the waterfront, a saltwater marsh where you can often see as many as ten Great Blue Herons and a number of heavily wooded parks that are home to a variety of songbirds, woodpeckers and other birds. Consequently, in addition to a great selection of presentations on birds and birding, Bird Fest also features a number of field trips to these nearby birding locations.
The 2013 Bird Fest is scheduled for next weekend, September 6 – 8th at the Frances Anderson Center in downtown Edmonds. A new addition to the Bird Fest this year is a photography exhibit that features photos of local birds, all taken by local Edmonds photographers. I am very excited to have my photo (above) of a Horned Grebe, taken on the Edmonds waterfront last winter, on display as part of this Bird Fest photography exhibit.
If you enjoy birding, be sure to check out the upcoming Bird Fest and bird photography exhibit!