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Learn about winter birds at refuge event Saturday

McNary National Wildlife Refuge in Burbank is hosting a winter birds event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Participants can go on a bird walk, observe bird mist-netting and dissect owl pellets. They also can watch videos of burrowing owls, elk and other wildlife by area wildlife videographer Gaylord Mink. There also will be a live birds-of-prey presentation by Blue Mountain Wildlife.

The Friends of the Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided.

The events are free and open to the public.

The educational center is at 311 Lake Road, Burbank.

For more information, go to http://friendsofmcrwr.org/events.shtml or call 509-546-8300.

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