Sea-Tac’s Wildlife Management & Conservation Open House is May 4


The Port of Seattle is throwing a party and neighbors are invited to celebrate Sea-Tac Airport’s 40th anniversary of its Wildlife Management and Conservation program on Wednesday, May 4.

This day-long celebration will include demonstrations from Sea-Tac’s wildlife biologists and several interactive features.

In 1976, Sea-Tac Airport was the first airport in the world to begin a wildlife management and conservation program.  The program is designed to manage and enhance wildlife populations while keep air travelers safe.  Sea-Tac has two full-time wildlife biologists who are committed to the Port of Seattle’s goal of maximizing safety now while minimizing future risks.

In 2007, Sea-Tac Airport became the world’s first airport to use avian radar to do real-time monitoring of hazardous bird activity on and near the airfield. This system is yet another way Sea-Tac is keeping passengers and nearby residents safe.

Wednesday’s event is FREE and will include giveaways and prizes!

WHAT: Sea-Tac Airport’s 40th Anniversary Celebration of Wildlife Management & Conservation

WHEN: Wednesday, May 4

WHERE: Sea-Tac Airport Central Auditorium (mezzanine level)


  • Woodland Park Zoo raptors – live birds!
  • Avian radar demonstration
  • Runway debris safety system
  • Coyote airboat
  • Migratory bird conservation
  • Airport honey bees
  • Raptor capture and relocation information

More information about Sea-Tac Airport’s wildlife management program is available by clicking here.

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