International Migratory Bird Day at Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park

May 05, 2010

Victoria, BC- Join the Capital Regional District, Rocky Point Bird Observatory and the Victoria Natural History Society for the first annual International Migratory Bird Day! Help celebrate and learn more about the journey that birds take from the summer and winter homes by participating in this free all day drop-in event that offers engaging activities for birders of all ages, expertise and abilities.

Participate in guided bird walks, mist-netting demonstrations, hummingbird and passerine banding demonstrations, children’s activities and presentations. Be sure to check out booths representing local organizations focused on studying migratory birds and gather information on ways to help conserve species and their habitats.

What: Winged Migration: International Migratory Bird Day

When: Saturday, May 8, 7am—3pm

Where: Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park—Teaching Shelter

(Follow the bird signs from the Witty’s Lagoon Nature Centre off Metchosin Road)

7am Start

Bird walks (30mins – 1 hour) leaving on the hour, including a Bird Food Walk at 1pm and spotting scope viewing stations

8-11am

Mist-netting Demonstration; Hummingbird and Passerine Banding Demonstration

10:30am & 1:30pm

Hummingbird Migration Presentation – Alison Moran

11:30am

Migration Presentation – Bruce Whittington

12:30am & 2:30pm

BC Breeding Bird Atlas Presentation – Ann Nightingale

All Day

Children’s activities! Become your favourite bird with face painting, visit a touch table and participate in fun games relating to birds.

All Day

Live Raptor Display!

All Day

Information booths representing the Victoria Natural History Society, the CRD, Rocky Point Bird Observatory, the Hummingbird Project of BC, WildARC, Cats Indoors! Campaign, and many other important topics and programs relating to bird migration.

All Day

Raffle Prizes!

More information can be found here and www.birdday.org.

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For more information, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | cell: 250.889.8030