Come visit the Zoo during prime bird migration season! Our on-grounds education programming will focus on the birds that migrate to and through the area. Learn what the birds are up to when they journey north for the summer!
At Creature Encounters- Between 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm have some hands-on fun feather matching, bird banding, playing a bird migration game and more!
At Rock Island- From 11:30-1:30 Learn how to make bird feeders from recycled materials, window decals for bird safety and other fun activities to do at home.
Follow this schedule to hear keepers talk about migratory bird species at the Zoo and in our local area. Also, get the chance to see our bird ambassadors in action.
10:00am – Raptor species at Outpost
10:30am – White stork at sitatunga exhibit
11:00am – Raven at Polar Bear Watch
12:00pm – Demoiselle Crane at warthog exhibit
12:00pm – Harris hawk training demo at Creature Encounter
12:30pm – Raptor species at outpost
1:30pm – African Aviary
2:00pm – Barn Owl and Swans on 2nd floor of Cow Barn
Springtime Dance Book Launch:
Stop by the Train Plaza from 11:00am-3:30pm for the celebration of author Valerie Leonhart Smalkin and illustrator Kimberly Hopkins’ new book & CD, Springtime Dance.
Val and Kim will be available to sign pre-order CD and bookmark gifts, and to take information for personally signed copies of the book which will be mailed (free) on May 25, 2014. Also, enjoy three, wildly fun Silly Goose and Val performances at 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
To learn more, read reviews, and see author bios, click for the press release.
Did you know?
- International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) is celebrated in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean
- IMBD’s goal is to bring awareness to the threats migratory birds face and educate the public on what they can do to protect them.
- The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 protects many types of migratory birds from being used commercially, but not every species.
- Find out more about how IMBD is celebrated internationally and locally at birdday.org and lightsoutbaltimore.org