Here is the latest news and updates from the Washington Brant Foundation.


Decoy Carving and Painting Classes for Beginners

The Washington Brant Foundation, in parternership with Burlington Parks and Recreation, are pleased to be offering a beginner to intermediate course on decoy carving. During this 5 week event, you'll carve and paint your own green-winged teal from cork and wood, and finish it with oil paint. The class is open to all ages 10 and up.

Time is running out so please sign up soon. Call (360) 755-9649 or contact


2014 Puget Sound Open Details Available

The contest details and rules for the 2014 Puget Sound Open are now available. You can see the full rules, including some new contests and bird details for the individual contests like the Washington State DU and Muskrat division here: 2014 Puget Sound Open details 

As a quick reminder for everyone, this year's event will take place on May 10th at the same venue as last year, Holiday Sports in Burlington, WA.

Check out the details for this years show, plan on joining us for the day, if you haven't already done so, start carving.


2013 Puget Sound Photos and Results

The results have been posted to the site. You can view the details here: 2013 Puget Sound Open results.

You can also view our photo gallery to see some pictures of the events of the day. 2013 Puget Sound Photo Gallery

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who participated in the event.


2013 Puget Sound Open flyer and schedule of events


WBF at the Edison Bird Festival

The Washington Brant Foundation participated in the Edison Bird Festival on February 9th and 10th with a booth display ran by Joanne Keller, Don Salter, and Ben Welton. Many people visited after the chicken parade on Saturday morning. Our live mascot, Foreman, entertained children at close range.

On Sunday Maynard Axelson showed slides and video detailing Brant and Snow Goose banding with USGS in Alaska last summer.