International Migratory Bird Day in the Rogue Valley - North Mountain Park
Bald Eagle
Rogue Valley Bird Day
Lesser Goldfinch - Photo Courtesy Richard Cronberg
Rogue Valley Bird Day at North Mountain Park
Rogue Valley Bird Day
Rogue Valley Bird Day at North Mountain Park
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artwork Rogue Valley Bird Day 2014 Logo,  Elisa St. Louis for Environment for the Americas

2014 Rogue Valley Bird Day Celebration

“Why Birds Matter”
at North Mountain Park in Ashland

Saturday, May 10, 8:00 am to noon

Rogue Valley Bird Day is the local celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), which celebrates one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird—its journey between wintering and breeding grounds. This year's theme, "Why Birds Matter," shares the many ways in which birds matter to the earth, to ecosystems, and of course, to us. Some bird species provide practical solutions to problems, such as the need for insect and rodent control. Others disperse seeds, helping to revegetate disturbed areas. Others are pollinators, ensuring that we are graced with flowering plants, trees and shrubs. Beyond the utilitarian, birds are inspirations for the arts: paintings, poetry and music all express the joy that birds provide us every day.

Wildlife Images Logo

Join us on Saturday, May 10, from 8:00 am to noon, to celebrate! Enjoy… Wildlife Images exhibits, guided bird walks, shade-grown coffee, and a bird-calling contest at 10:30 am for all ages. This outdoor event is admission-free and takes place at North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Avenue, Ashland.

To learn more about this national event visit www.birdday.org.

For more information call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606 or the Klamath Bird Observatory at 541.201.0866.