Catch free showing of ‘Winged Migration’

Washington state is often the landing pad for a variety of migratory birds, such as trumpeter swans and snowy owls.

You can experience the thrill and adventure and risk these migratory birds experience by watching the Academy Award-nominated movie “Winged Migration.”

The film is showing for free Friday at the Northwest Stream Center.

“All around the world, birds are in migration,” Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch said in a prepared statement.

Adopt A Stream and the Snohomish County Parks Department are teaming up to show this film.

“Eagles have arrived along the Skagit River from the far north to eat salmon,” Murdoch said. “Trumpeter swans and snow geese can now been seen in farm fields of Washington … and occasionally, there are some snowy owls from Canada taking in the scene.”

“Winged Migration” includes amazing footage — wingage? — of these birds in flight as planes, gliders, helicopters and balloons were sent out to fly above, below, in front and alongside them.

That kind of coverage meant a film team that totaled more than 450 people, 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers.

The five film crews captured a variety of birds in each of the seven continents and through 40 countries, including areas such as the remote Amazon, and big cities such as Manhattan and Paris, according to a press release.

The film is geared for middle school students and older. The Northwest Stream Center Auditorium doesn’t have the most comfortable seats so centert staffers advise you to bring your own cushions.

The film is free, but you must call 425-316-8592 to reserve a seat.

The showing is at 7 p.m. Friday at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St., SE, Everett. For more information go to www.streamkeeper.org.

Herald staff

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