St. Croix Flyway Bird Migration Celebration – May 8 and 9
Learn more about the waves of migratory birds passing through the St. Croix Valley each spring by joining in the International Bird Migration Celebration May 8 and 9. Events are planned at a variety of locations along the St. Croix Flyway the 8th and 9th, and throughout the summer. A lead up event “Poets on the Wild Side” will be held at the Watershed Cafe in Osceola on Wednesday evening, May 6.
Saturday, May 9
Hands-on, family friendly activities providing information and education about migratory birds are planned at a number of locations in the St. Croix Valley. Many activities will be held in the morning and all locations will also include a variety of activities. At Carpenter Nature Center's WI Campus (300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI) there will be many exciting activities.
8 am – Early Morning Bird Walk with Kevin Smith (BYO binoculars)
8 – 11 am – Bird Banding Demonstrations
9 am – 12 noon – Self-guided nature hikes, children’s activities, and welcome tent with information on birds and habitat
11 am – Guided nature hike and habitat talk by Jyneen Thatcher
The St. Croix Flyway Bird Migration Celebration activities are sponsored by Tropical Wings, a group of citizens supporting the Sister Park partnership between 14 US national parks of the Upper Midwest and 7 parks and protected areas of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. The Costa Rican parks and partners held the 2nd annual bird celebration in March, as birds were beginning their migration north. This is Tropical Wings’ 2nd bird celebration in the St. Croix Valley.
Watch for more details and visit www.artbenchtrail.org/events/tropicalwings as information becomes available.