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White Birds of Winter at the Northwest Stream Center

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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 25 at 7 p.m.,  Martha Jordan will be presenting a lecture and a spectacular slide show about these magnificent birds at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Steam Center in Snohomish County’s Mc Collum 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 NW Swan Conservation Association.  She also often 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 (including lead poisoning and habitat destruction) migratory birds face on their Washington State wintering grounds.  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.

For driving directions to the Northwest Stream Center,  go to the contact section of the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s website: www.streamkeeper.org; or call 425-316-8592.

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