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Published: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Expert will talk about snow geese, swans

  • Martha Jordan

    Martha Jordan

  • Snow geese fly above a farm south of Stanwood Feb. 11.

    Mike Benbow / For The Herald

    Snow geese fly above a farm south of Stanwood Feb. 11.

EVERETT -- Farm fields in Snohomish County attract so many swans and snow geese in the winter that one town, Stanwood, has a festival inspired by them.
Anyone wanting to learn more about these beautiful birds will have an opportunity next month at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett.
Wildlife biologist Martha Jordan is scheduled to discuss swans and snow geese at an event scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the stream center, located at 600 128th St. SE in McCollum Park. Jordan plans to show her photos of the birds as well.
Many trumpeter swans, tundra swans and snow geese migrate from Canada and Alaska to the farm fields of Washington for the winter.
The talk will include swan and snow goose history, biology, identification tips and places where they may be seen. Pamphlets on how to identify swans will be available at the event.
Jordan also plans to address the problems migratory birds face in their local wintering grounds, including lead poisoning and habitat destruction.
Jordan, who lives in Everett, is chairwoman of the Washington Swan Stewards, an affiliate of the Trumpeter Swan Society, a nonprofit organization. She also often serves as a surrogate "mom" to trumpeter cygnets and has stories to share about that experience.
The talk is sponsored by the Adopt A Stream Foundation, which runs the Northwest Stream Center. The talk is $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members, $7 for non-members.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling 425-316-8592.
The Port Susan Snow Goose and Birding Festival is scheduled for Feb. 23 and 24 in Stanwood.
Bill Sheets: 425-339-3439; sheets@heraldnet.com.
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