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Events to celebrate Migratory Bird Day

By Staff | Apr 20, 2012

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society (PVAS) has teamed up with the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) and the Washington County Bird Club (WCBC) to put together a special series of local events in May to mark the 20th anniversary of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD).

The IMBD is an international program that aims to promote greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of migratory birds in North, Central and South America. It was initiated in 1993 by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

All the local events will be free, and anyone with an interest is invited to participate.

Complete details are available on the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org, and online registration is available there for events that require it.

Those who don’t have Internet access can get more information or pre-register by contacting Sandy Sagalkin at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465 for the PVAS events or Judith Lilga at jslilga@wildblue.net or 301-432-2276 for the WCBC events.

The schedule of events includes a variety of guest speakers over several days, a bald eagle watch, bird walks and more.