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World Migratory Bird Day
World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is celebrated annually in early May by bird enthusiasts and researchers across the globe. Each year BRI joins with our partners and the community to celebrate WMBD at River Point Conservation Area. This year's event will be held on Saturday May 12th, and will feature a day filled with fun and activities for the whole family. We hope you can join us! 

World Migratory Bird Day Event Poster

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY EVENT POSTER

Download our 2018 World Migratory Bird Day event poster and help us spread the word about our celebration at River Point Conservation Area on Saturday, May 12th! 

Click here to dowload the poster

World Migratory Bird Day 2018 Schedule

Join us at River Point Conservation Area on Saturday May 12th, from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day! Come along on a guided nature walk, observe bird banding demonstrations, or just stop by to say hello. We hope to see you there!

Morning Bird Walk with Andrew Gilbert
7:30 am – 8:15 am
Bring your binoculars/scopes and field guides and join us for a walk through River Point as we look for migrating and resident birds.

Banding Demo with Patrick Keenan
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Meet us at the Barn and learn about our banding operation and the research currently being conducted by BRI’s biologists.

Nature Walk with Melissa Duron
9:00 am – 9:45 am
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.

Banding Demo with Patrick Keenan
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Meet us at the Barn and learn about our banding operation and the research currently being conducted by BRI’s biologists.

Guided Bird Walk with Noah Gibb
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Bring your binoculars/scopes and field guides and join us for a walk through River Point as we look for migrating and resident birds.

Tree Swallow Field Feather Release
10:30 am at start of guided bird walk

Natural History Walk with Bob Shafto
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Meet at the path outside the barn for an historical walk through River Point. Learn about how this property was used and how it has evolved through the centuries into the land we conserve today.

Ongoing activities
Bird Nest STEAM challenge
Bird Conservation Pledge Wall
Wing Span and Social Media Photo Wall
Eye-Spy Bingo of River Point
Bird Watching Stations
Kids Banding Demo Station

Directions to River Point

River Point Conservation Area and Bird Observatory is located to the east of the West Falmouth Shopping Plaza (Hannaford's) along Gray Rd in Falmouth, Maine, and is accessed from the Hannaford's parking lot.

Once you navigate to Hannaford's, park on the right side of the parking lot (when facing Hannaford's) and continue on foot over the footbridge that crosses the railroad tracks. After crossing the footbridge, you'll see a large red barn roughly 50 yards ahead on the right. The barn is where we band birds, and serves as a meeting location for visitors and groups. See you there!  

 
Photo Credits: Wilson's Warbler © Tony Oppersdorff
Biodiversity Research Institute