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Wild birds at McNary Wildlife Refuge

BURBANK - The Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges is hosting its third annual winter birds event at McNary National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event will be held at the McNary Environmental Education Center, and activities will include guided bird walks, owl pellet dissection and a bird banding demonstration.

Special presentations will include a live birds-of-prey presentation by Blue Mountain Wildlife, bird identification by Ivar Husa of the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society and wildlife films by videographer Gaylord Mink.

The event is free and open to the public.

Afterward, the event sponsors will hold their annual meeting from noon to 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend and learn about the organization, its role in the National Wildlife Refuge System and how to become a member.

Food and beverages will be provided.

The McNary National Wildlife Refuge Education Center is located at 311 Lake Road in Burbank.

For more information, visit or call 509-546-8300.


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