River Point Bird Observatory offers a unique experience for students, educators, and the community to learn about bird biology through hands-on bird banding demonstrations, nature walks and talks, and specially planned events that highlight wildlife conservation and environmental stewardship.
World Migratory Bird Day (formerly International Migratory Bird Day) is celebrated annually at River Point Conservation Area, where BRI, our partners, and the community join together in a celebration of migratory birds. This event takes place in early May and features a day filled with fun and activities such as bird walks, nature walks, and the unique opportunity to see research in action through bird banding demonstrations. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to learn more about our 2019 World Migratory Bird Day event.
Our River Point Events Calendar lists our upcoming community activities ranging from naturalist walks and talks to all-day community celebrations, all of which are free and open to the public. We hope to see you on our next excursion!
Visiting River Point Bird Observatory for a class or group field trip will engage students of all ages in thoughtful conversation about bird biology and the environment. We are able to tailor field trip discussions to cover important biological topics such as:
If you're interested in setting up a time to visit River Point Bird Observatory with your group or class, please fill out our Field Trip Registration Form. For additional information about visiting River Point, please feel free to contact us.
We have compiled the following educational materials to prepare you for a site visit and to reinforce concepts learned after visiting the banding station. In addition to the following materials, be sure to check out our "Explore Our Data" page, which allows users to view real scientific data collected at River Point Bird Observatory.
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