The Syre Education Center, home to the Museum's collection of more than 500 mounted birds, including 12 species of owls and six species of woodpeckers, will be open from May 9 through 30, Thurs.-Sun., noon-5pm. $10 admission includes entry to all museum buildings. Special Audubon EventsAudubon Bird Tour: Now That's a Strange-Looking BirdSunday, May 17, Audubon at the Museum 1-4pm; tour at 2pmWhatcom Museum | Syre Educational CenterFree with admission / Museum members freeBirds come in many, sometimes unusual, shapes and colors with each species sporting unique eyes, beaks, feet, wings and bodies. Not just for style, these features help birds 'make a living' in the world. Audubon board member and retired biologist Owen Bamford reveals how a bird species is uniquely structured for its way of life.Audubon Bird Tour: Meet Our Raptors!Sunday, May 24, Audubon at the Museum 1-4pm; tour at 2pmWhatcom Museum | Syre Educational CenterFree with admission / Museum members freePam Borso, current North Cascades Audubon Society president, introduces key owl and hawk species and shares how these birds of prey are faring in our changing land and sea habitats. Pam will be on hand between 1-4pm to talk informally with visitors and lead a tour at 2pm.