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 birdits
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.
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 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.