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Bird Fest transitions to a hybrid model due to COVID increases


Last updated 9/11/2021 at 2:43pm

Janine Harles

Bird watchers at Pine Ridge Park in Edmonds during a previous Puget Sound Bird Fest.

The 17th Annual Puget Sound Bird Fest Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12, has transitioned to a hybrid event amid growing concerns about the rise of COVID-19 cases in Snohomish County.

Saturday presentations scheduled in the Edmonds Plaza Room will be delivered online using a webinar format, and the Saturday exhibit hall will remain closed.

Field activities will continue as planned, with limited group sizes and masks required.

Festival organizers had been tracking the rising COVID-19 cases and talking to festival presenters, volunteers, and guests before making the difficult decision to mov...

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