Winter Birds at McNary National Wildlife RefugeOn Saturday, February 8, the Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges will host the 3rd annual Winter Birds event at McNary National Wildlife Refuge from 9AM to 12 noon.

Birds Aplenty
Get a chance to discover the abundance of ducks, swans, geese, and other birds of the Mid-Columbia. Various activities are in store for those who will come, including guided bird walks, owl pellet dissection, and a bird banding demonstration. Blue Mountain Wildlife of Pendleton will do a live birds-of-prey presentation, videographer Gaylord Mink will share his wonderful wildlife films, and Ivar Husa of the Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society will present bird identification.

Friends of the Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges Annual Meeting
After these activities, the Friends of the Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges will have their annual meeting and everyone is invited to attend so they can learn more about the organization, its role in the National Wildlife Refuge System, and how to become a member. The meeting will start at 12 noon and conclude by 1PM. Food and beverages will be served.

Directions to the Venue
The McNary National Wildlife Refuge is located at 64 Maple Street in Burbank, Washington. From the Tri-Cities, take I-182 east (becomes Highway 12 outside of Pasco). Just over the Snake River Bridge, exit onto Highway 124 east toward Waitsburg. Travel 1½ miles and turn right on Lake Road. The Education Center is approximately 1 mile further on the right side. For a detailed map with directions, please click this link. You may also call (509) 546-8300 or visit their website for more information.

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