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Seattle Parks, Seattle Audubon, others sponsor International Migratory Bird Day at Magnuson Park

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, this Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Events include:

• Guided bird walk
• Habitat BINGO
• Planting habitat for the birds
• Following the Owl Story Path
• Touring the Wildlife Conservation Gardens
• Kids activities and more at Magnuson Community Center, 7110 62nd Ave. NE

International Migratory Bird Day is the signature education of Environment for the Americas (EFTA), program that highlights and celebrates the migration of migratory birds between in North America, Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Each year there is a focus on a different aspect of migratory birds and their conservation. This year’s theme is Life Cycle of a Migratory Bird.

The event provides information and education materials about birds, bird conservation, and bird education to inspire people of all ages to get outdoors, learn about birds, and take part in their conservation. Bird educators, bird festival organizers, and birders find opportunities to connect ideas, create bird festivals and offer education close to home or across borders

Sponsors of the event are Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Audubon, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Magnuson Environmental Stewardship Alliance, and EarthCorps.

For more information about International Migratory Bird Day, please go to http://www.birdday.org/.