Spring Migration Celebration–May 12!

It’s that exciting time of year when the weather is as unpredictable as the birds at your feeders.  Just when you become familiar with your winter feeder visitors, spring rolls in with a flock of fascinating new feathered friends, each dressed in his spring best and singing new happy songs.

Spring migration is particularly exciting in the Finger Lakes, as the region is located in the Atlantic flyway—a key migratory route for North American birds.  Birders and nature lovers will not want to miss the fantastic variety of migrants making appearances all over the Finger Lakes region this spring.

Save the date to celebrate spring and the return of the songbirds at the annual International Migratory Bird Day Migration Celebration on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca.

The event is free and includes fun for the whole family.  Learn about bird migration, check out the Cornell Lab’s research projects, and have fun with crafts, games, face painting, bird banding demos, live birds of prey, and more!  Join a guided bird walk between 10:00 AM and noon or a nest-monitoring walk from 1:00-2:00 PM.

For more information, or if you wish to volunteer for the event, sign up at www.cornell.birds.edu/birdday.

For a taste of the excitement at Sapsucker Woods this spring, check out the incredible live cam of a Great Blue Heron nesting on five eggs above the pond outside of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology–from nighttime encounters with a Great Horned Owl to gorgeous daytime views of the wildlife on the pond below her nest.

Watch live streaming video from cornellherons at livestream.com
Enjoy the birds!

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