White Birds of Winter at the Northwest Stream Center
January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
The White Birds of Winter are here! Thousands of Trumpeter and Tundra Swans and Snow Geese have migrated from Alaska and Canada to feed in the farm fields of Washington. On Thursday, January 31 at 7pm, Martha Jordan will be presenting a spectacular slide show about these magnificent birds at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Steam Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park (600 – 128th Street SE, Everett, WA 98208). Registration is required by calling 425-316-8592; $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 for non-members. Martha Jordan is the Executive Director of the Northwest Swan Conservation Association (www.nwswans.org). On occasion, she also serves as a surrogate “mom” to baby Trumpeter Swans – and has several entertaining tales to tell about that experience. During the show that is geared to middle school students to adults, she will explain the myths and share the facts about these beautiful birds. You will learn about swan and snow geese life history, biology, and some identification tips. In addition, Martha will shed some light on the problems and controversies migratory birds face on their Washington State wintering grounds including lead poisoning and habitat destruction. Through her beautiful photographs, Martha will teach you how to tell these birds apart and where you can go to see them now! At this event, you will also be able to pick up a Swan Identification Pamphlet that will be useful on your next local bird watching excursion. Streamkeeper Academy events are conducted by the Adopt A Stream Foundation in partnership with Snohomish County Parks and Recreation. Up coming wildlife events include: All About Bears featuring a handsome Karelian Bear Dog named Colter (Feb 23), and Ghastly Gourmet featuring a beautiful lady vulture named Aura who has a five-foot wingspan (Mar 16). For more information call 425-316-8592 or go to www.streamkeeper.org.