A pair of adult trumpeter swans on Casey Pond in the McNary National Wildlife Refuge.
photo courtesy MIKE DENNY
BURBANK — The Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges is hosting its third annual Winter Birds event at McNary National Wildlife Refuge on March 1 from 9 a.m.-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 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. An annual meeting of the friends group will run from noon-1 p.m. and the public is invited to that session as well.
The center is at 311 Lake Road. For more information, visit friendsofmcrwr.org/events.shtml or call 509-546-8300.