World Center for Birds of Prey celebrates International Migratory Bird Day on May 11

7 May 2013

BOISE, Idaho –The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 11, with activities focused on the remarkable journeys many birds make each year.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, May 11

Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 youth (4-16), free to members

Information: (208) 362-8687

Driving directions: From I-84, take the Cole Road exit and continue 6 miles south on Cole Road to Flying Hawk Lane.

Website: peregrinefund.org/vmic

This family-friendly day will focus on conserving birds that migrate between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Central America, the Caribbean, and South America.

There will be live bird demonstrations, a migration scavenger hunt, and interactive exhibits at the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center throughout the day. Tours at the Archives of Falconry will feature art, sculpture, artifacts, and rare books related to falconry, including an authentic hunting tent and displays on falconry in the Middle East. Participants will receive a free Birds of Prey calendar.

Schedule:

  • 10:30 a.m. Live bird demonstration
  • 11 a.m. Archives of Falconry tour
  • Noon: Live bird demonstration
  • 2 p.m. Live bird demonstration
  • 2:30 p.m. Archives of Falconry tour
  • 3:30 p.m. Live bird demonstration

For more information, contact:

Erin Katzner

Director of Community Engagement
Main Phone: 208-362-8277
Email: erinkatzner@peregrinefund.org
Country: USA

The Peregrine Fund