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World Migratory Bird Day 2022

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World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 14, 2022

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) has been celebrated for over 25 years to bring attention to one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas - bird migration! WMBD takes place each year on the second Saturday in May in the U.S. and Canada (Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean celebrate in October). Public awareness and concern are crucial components of migratory bird conservation. Citizens who are enthusiastic about birds, informed about threats, and empowered to become involved in addressing those threats, can make a tremendous contribution to maintaining healthy bird populations.

Events

Speaker Event: The Dark Migration with Cin-Ty Lee

Thursday, May 12. 7 PM Social. 7:30 PM Presentation 

Twice a year, with the changing of the seasons, birds across the planet take to the skies to migrate. In the northern spring, birds migrate north to take advantage of the plethora of sunlight and food in the northern latitudes to breed and rear their young. As fall approaches and the length of daylight shortens in the north, these birds migrate south to their wintering grounds near the equator or southern hemisphere, only to repeat this cycle the next spring. Join us on an acoustic symphony of this invisible migration and how such data reveal new information on the nature of avian migration. Cin-Ty Lee, Ph.D., is the Harry Carothers Wiess Professor of Geology at Rice University. Although he is a geologist, he has been an avid birder for most of his life. He has written numerous articles on bird identification and is in the process of finishing a field guide to the flycatchers of North America.

The speaker event will be at United Way of Greater Houston at 50 Waugh Drive, Houston TX 77007. 
More information about the event.


Bird Walk and Prairie Planting at Sylvan Rodriguez Park near Clear Lake

Saturday, May 14 @ 8 AM

Join us for a guided bird walk and prairie planting at Sylvan Rodriguez Park! The bird walk will start at 8 AM followed by a prairie planting from 9 to 11 AM. Learn how birds, plants, and humans can all work together to create a healthy ecosystem! Houston Parks and Recreation Department will provide plants, shovels, water, and other supplies. Email naturalresources@houstontx.gov to register.  More information on Sylvan Rodriguez Park


Art with Raptors

Saturday, May 14 @ 1-3 PM

Art with Raptors is a 2-hour art workshop that bridges the gap between art, science, and birds. Sit with one of our raptor ambassadors as you learn step-by-step how to draw birds from head-to-talon. This workshop is held at the Houston Audubon Raptor & Education Center. The fee is $35 per person and includes art supplies.

More information about the program.


Raptor and Education Center

Saturday, May 14 @  10 AM - 1 PM

Come celebrate World Migratory Bird Day at Houston Audubon's Raptor and Education Center!  Migratory Bird Day! This Saturday from 10 AM tto 1 PM we will have fun activities for all to enjoy and special gifts in our nature store.

 


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