Three presentations this weekend focus on the display of about 500 taxidermied birds at Whatcom Museum’s Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St.
All events are free with $5 museum admission, which includes entrance to all Whatcom Museum buildings, including the Lightcatcher and Old City Hall galleries. Museum members are admitted free.
• “How Do They Do It?” features museum educator and public programs coordinator Chris Brewer in a tour of the bird exhibit from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. Learn about flight, how feathers work, and how birds’ bodies are adapted for the grueling migratory journey.
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• “Look Who Just Flew in! Migrating birds of Whatcom County” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. Paul Woodcock of North Cascades Audubon Society discusses local migrating species and their travel adventures.
• “Meet our Raptors!” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, features North Cascades Audubon Society president Pam Borso discussing key local raptor species. She will be available from 1-4 p.m. to talk informally, with the presentation at 2 p.m.