International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) is celebrated by many organizations and individuals every year. IMBD celebrates and brings attention to one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas - bird migration. Bird Day is celebrated in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The celebration events offered are great for families and often include bird walks, banding demonstrations, shade-grown coffee, and other bird events and information.
PRBO hosts mist-netting and bird-banding demonstrations as part of the IMBD Celebration at Muir Woods National Monument.
Muir Woods National Monument / Redwood Creek - May 12, 2012, 8 am - 2 pm. Bring your family and friends to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with PRBO! Meet many Bay Area organizations working to conserve migratory and other bird populations, take a walk with expert birders, observe PRBO biologists safely band and release songbirds during a mist-netting demonstration at Redwood Creek and play fun games at Muir Woods while learning ways to help birds in your area.
Organizations represented at this event to include the Environment for the Americas (EFTA- home of IMBD!), Conservation Corp North Bay, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Golden Gate Recreation Area, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, the National Park Service, Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, PRBO Conservation Science, WildCare, and Wild Sound Stories. This year the event is coordinated by PRBO, and co-sponsored by EFTA, the National Park Service, and WildCare.
Taking Public Transportation? Click Here for a Muir Woods Shuttle map and schedule or call Marin Transit at 415-455-2000
Family Activities at Muir Woods to include fun bird games, mask-making, and a story time in English and Spanish, 8 am - 2 pm
PRBO Mist-netting and Bird Banding Demonstration*, 8 - 11:30 am
Muir Beach Bird Walk*, 8 - 11 am
Beach Cleanup at Muir Beach, 9 - 11 am
Bilingual Family Bird Walk, 10 am
Bilingual Storyteller, 11 am
Special Presentation- Meet a Live Northern Spotted Owl, 1 pm
*There will be a FREE shuttle running during the event from Muir Woods to Muir Beach and PRBO’s mist-netting station on Redwood Creek, 8 am - 11:30 am.
For more information call the Muir Woods ranger station at (415) 388-2596 or visit http://www.nps.gov/muwo/planyourvisit/things2do.htm, (Click on Schedule of Events)