The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey will be hosting an International Migratory Bird Day Celebration on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to welcome back to Boise all of the migratory birds that have been wintering in Central and South America!
The party will include fun games, activities, and prizes for the whole family as well as opportunities to learn about bird conservation from our celebration partners - Golden Eagle Audubon Society, Intermountain Bird Observatory, and MK Nature Center (IDFG). The day will also feature live bird presentations where you can see one of our Avian Ambassadors up-close!
“Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation” is the theme for International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) 2016.
Through many events throughout the Americas, IMBD celebrations explore how birds have inspired some of the most significant environmental conservation actions. For generations, migratory birds have connected communities across continents, providing unique opportunities for international collaboration and inspiring people to improve conditions for birds, all wildlife, and for ourselves.
This year’s theme celebrates the capacity of citizens of every country to support programs and laws that safeguard birds and their habitats, including a landmark treaty that has protected nearly all migratory bird species in the U.S. and Canada for the last century. By working together towards this common cause, we hope to initiate another century of bird conservation. Ultimately, the goal of IMBD is to connect people to nature through birds, no matter when that is, and to help people understand the importance of bird conservation.
The International Migratory Bird Day Celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Admission is just $5 for everyone in honor of this special day. Food will be available for purchase courtesy of Basilios Taco Truck. For more information visit www.peregrinefund.org/visit.
|Director of Community Engagement|