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Becky Hutchins, curator of collections at the Syre Education Center, cleans the shelves in 2012.
Becky Hutchins, curator of collections at the Syre Education Center, cleans the shelves in 2012. The Bellingham Herald

Pam Borso, president of North Cascades Audubon Society, leads a tour of Whatcom Museum’s extensive collection of taxidermied shorebirds at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, in the Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St.

Borso’s talk is free with $5 admission. Museum members are admitted free.

The Syre Center, in a former Bellingham Fire Department station, features natural history displays that represent pioneer life, logging and Native Americans — plus an impressive collection of several hundred taxidermied birds. The building is normally open only to school groups and for special events.

It’s open noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, from Thursday until Feb. 5, while the museum’s Lightcatcher galleries are between major exhibitions. Admission of $5 allows entry to all three Whatcom Museum buildings: the Lightcatcher, Old City Hall and the Syre.

Robert Mittendorf

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