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Celebrate Migratory Bird Day on May 10 at Dunes State Park with avian activities

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Indiana Dunes State Park will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 10, with an assortment of bird-related activities.

The day begins with a bird walk at 9:30 a.m. in search of warblers, vireos, and other neo-tropical migrants which have arrived in the Dunes. Meet at the Nature Center.

Then, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., park staff and volunteers will offer an “Afternoon for the Birds” with bird activities, crafts, and bird banding at the Nature Center. Folks may visit for all or any part of the afternoon.

The day will conclude at 8 p.m. with an evening foray in search of the night birds which call the Dunes home, including owls and whip-poor-wills. Once again, meet at the Nature Center.

The weekend coincides with International Migratory Bird Day, which promotes awareness of global bird diversity and annual bird migrations. Throughout the spring migration, visitors can visit indianadunesbirding.wordpress.com to stay up-to-date on recent bird sightings and activities.

For more information, call (219) 926-1390.

 

Posted 5/1/2014