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Bird talks offered at Whatcom Museum’s Syre Education Center

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.

•  “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.