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World Migratory Bird Day Walk
May 8, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
World Migratory Bird Day on May 8 is a day to celebrate one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird–the journey between its summer breeding and wintering grounds.
Hundreds of millions of birds of all sizes travel thousands of miles in spring and fall. It’s an impressive phenomenon with few equals in the animal kingdom. Unfortunately, these great migrations are under pressure from a variety of threats, such as loss of habitat for breeding and climate change. That’s one reason why conserving grasslands and forests in the Valley and around the world is so important.
On Saturday, May 8 from 7 to 9 am come along with local expert birders David Peake-Jones and Michael Locher to look for and learn more about the avian migrants who will be passing through the Valley or settling in to nest and raise young. This program will take place at Wentworth Farm Conservation Area in Amherst. Details will be provided after you register.
Bring your binoculars and keen hearing to experience Valley birding at its peak!
Space is limited to 15 participants, and registration is required.
This program is free, though donations are always welcome!