Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Join Rocky Mountain National Park in Celebration of International Migratory Bird Day

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) in Rocky Mountain National Park by participating in this weekend's event. On Saturday, June 6, the park will offer a bird walk in various field locations in the park. Learn more about migratory birds while exploring the park with experienced bird watchers. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. After a short introduction, visitors and bird walk leaders will caravan into the park to view birds in a variety of habitats. The activity is free of charge, but park entrance fees will apply. This guided walk will feature naturalists and expert birders to help beginners identify birds; all ages and abilities are welcomed. Bring warm clothes, water, good walking shoes, binoculars and a snack. The event will end at noon, but visitors are encouraged to continue their birding adventures throughout the day.

International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated each spring across the United States and Canada. This special event recognizes the movement of nearly 350 species of birds from their wintering grounds in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean to nesting habitats in North America. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of IMDB with the theme of "Restore Habitats, Restore Birds."

This year IMBD participants at over 700 locations from Canada to Argentina will learn how restoring local habitats can benefit migratory birds, the symbolic harbingers of the seasons. Many of these events will include habitat restoration activities like clean-ups and planting native species, as well as educational presentations, bird walks, and creative art activities.

Bring your family and friends and join Rocky Mountain National Park in raising awareness of birds and why they matter through International Migratory Bird Day.

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