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A Winter Birds presentation brings in big crowds

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BURBANK, Wash. -

A Winter Birds presentation brings in big crowds. More than 100 people showed up at the wildlife refuge in Burbank for a live Winter Birds presentation.

It took place at the McNary National Wildlife Refuge. People came to Amicus, a rare golden eagle and several owls. The event was put on by the WSU Raptor Club and presentations were done by local environmentalists.

Mid-Columbia Wildlife Refuges President Shannon Hay-Truex says she hopes to get the word out about helping animals in the environment and preserving their habitat. "We put out emphasis on our refuges on getting people out into the wildlife refuges and knowing that they're there for them so that they can come out and enjoy nature, the wildlife, the birds," said Hay-Truex.

Friends of the Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuge sponsored the event. After the presentation they talked to people about how they can help out locally.