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International Migratory Bird Day
International Migratory Bird Day

This event is free and open to the public but if you plan to attend, we appreciate you letting us know. Please RSVP at rsvp@briloon.org.  

As a thank you for your early registration, you can purchase a limited edition tote for $14 (retail $20) which you will receive on the day of the event. Please visit IMBD Early Registration to purchase your tote.

Download the new brochure about the River Point Bird Observatory here

International Migratory Bird Day

Each year BRI, its partners, and the community join together in a celebration of bird migration.  This event typically takes place in early May and features a day filled with fun and activites.  Join us for a day of nature and learning as you take part in bird walks, nature walks, and have the unique opportunity to see research in action and talk to BRI and other local biologists.

International Migratory Bird Day 2016 Schedule

May 14, 2016

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

River Point Conservation Area

7:30 am – 8:15 am – Morning Bird Walk (meet at barn)

Bring your binoculars/scopes and field guides and join us for a walk through River Point as we look for migrating and resident birds.

8:30 am – 9:00 am – Banding Demo (at barn)

Meet us at the barn and learn about our bird banding operation and the research currently being conducted by BRI’s biologists.

9:00 am – 9:45 am – Guided Bird Walk (meet at barn)

Bring your binoculars/scopes and field guides and join us for a walk through River Point as we look for migrating and resident birds.

 10:00 am – 10:30 am – Banding Demo (barn)

Meet us at the barn and learn about our bird banding operation and the research currently being conducted by BRI’s biologists

 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Nature Walk

Bring the kids and join us as we explore the nature around us. Learn about the plants, trees, and other wildlife that make their home at River Point.

 11:00 am – 11:30 am – Banding Demo (barn)

Meet us at the barn and learn about our bird banding operation and the research currently being conducted by BRI’s biologists

 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Nest Box walk and Tree Swallow observation

Meet at path outside the barn for a short nest box walk, observe the nesting Tree Swallow and learn about our nest box research and Project Nest Watch and what you can do to help.

 

**New this year**

Collect all the stickers - enjoy a 1/2 mile walk on our nature station loop which begins in the barn. Visit all seven stations placed throughout the walk and as you wind your way through different habitats be on the lookout for signs that will give you more information on the birds that are found in that habitat.

 

On going through out the morning


Coloring pages/mask making

Bake Sale

Book signing

Informational tables - learn more about the research being done by BRI and other local organizations.

-Common Loon

-Wildlife Heath and Wildlife Rehabilitation

 

If you plan to attend, we appreciate you letting us know. Please RSVP at RSVP@briloon.org.

DIRECTIONS TO RIVER POINT CONSERVATION AREA

River Point is located on Route 100, just east of Falmouth Crossing Shopping Center. The physical address of the Hannaford in the Falmouth Crossing Center is 65 Gray Road, Falmouth, Maine.  River Point is located at the far end of the shopping center.  A limited number of parking spots are available in front of the walking bridge but additional parking is available at the Hannaford next door.  This event will take place across the walking bridge, next to the red barn.

 

 
Photo Credits: Wilson's Warbler © Tony Oppersdorff
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