[Tweeters] Flock to Birds at the Burke [PRESS RELEASE]

burkepr at uw.edu burkepr at myuw.net
Wed Sep 24 15:25:41 PDT 2014


[cid:image002.png at 01CFD80B.C4914B90]9-24-2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alaina Smith, Director of External Affairs
Ellen Roth, PR and Marketing Assistant
(206) 543-9762; (206) 616-7538
burkepr at uw.edu<mailto:burkepr at uw.edu>



Birds at the Burke

Saturday, October 18, 10 AM - 4PM

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture



[cid:image004.jpg at 01CFD80B.C4914B90]Seattle - Flock to the Burke for a fabulous day filled with all things feathered! Discover more about the birds in your backyard and around the world with the Burke's ornithology collection and visit live birds on the Burke lawn. Explore the museum with a unique indoor bird watching experience and afterwards make your own bird feeder! Information will be available for birders of all ages and experience.

Special programs:


* Get "up-close and personal" with owls, hawks and eagles during live bird shows with Yakima's Raptor House Rehab Center <http://www.raptorhouse.org/> at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM.
* Revel in the beauty of owls and woodpeckers with award-winning photographer and author Paul Bannick<http://www.paulbannick.com/> at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM.
All-day activities:

* [cid:image009.jpg at 01CFD80B.C4914B90] Examine hundreds of bird specimens, including rare and delicate bird's eggs with their nests.
* Make your own bird feeder and more hands-on activities.
* Learn the basics of birding during a special indoor bird watching experience.
* View Burke collections of Owls, Penguins, Woodpeckers and other specimens.
* Learn how you can be involved with Citizen Science Projects.
* Watch as scientists prepare birds for research.

Information for birders of all ages and experience levels will be provided by the Burke Museum Ornithology<http://www.burkemuseum.org/ornithology> team along with our community partners-Seattle Audubon<http://www.seattleaudubon.org/sas/>, Puget Sound Bird Observatory<http://pugetsoundbirds.org/>, and the Washington Ornithological Society<http://www.wos.org/>.

Birds at the Burke is made possible by a generous gift from Robert and Mary Louise Barden, passionate birders and friends of the Burke Museum.

Photos: (Top) Eggs and nest from the Burke Museum's bird collection. Photo courtesy of the Burke Museum. (Bottom) See and touch hundreds of birds from the Burke Museum's collection. Photo by Rachel Crick.
For high resolution photos or interviews with the Burke bird experts, contact burkepr at uw.edu<mailto:burkepr at uw.edu>.
Link to this release: http://bit.ly/burkebirdspr

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The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Prorated parking fees are $15 and partially refundable upon exit if paid in cash. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org<http://www.burkemuseum.org>. The Burke Museum is an American Alliance of Museums-accredited museum.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at dso at u.washington.edu<mailto:dso at u.washington.edu>. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.


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