|The early bird sees the birds! Come celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on an early morning escapade at the Frick Environmental Center with Charity Kheshgi, of the Feminist Bird Club of Pittsburgh, and Kate St. John, author of the Outside My Window blog – birdsoutsidemywindow.org.
DIM THE LIGHTS FOR BIRDS
Many of the species that sing to us all summer have winter homes farther south in Central or South America. Some birds pass through, and some settle in for the summer. Whatever their destination, light pollution heavily impacts migrants along their journey. World Migratory Bird Day celebrates the diversity of birds that live among us and is a reminder of our ability to protect these animals with the flick of a switch as they travel extraordinary distances each year.
On May 14th, we’ll host activities at the Frick Environmental Center to engage your larger-than-bird brain and celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with the Allegheny Bird Conservation Alliance, Allegheny Goatscape, Bird Lab, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Pittsburgh Section of the International Dark Skies Association, and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. We will have various activities for learners of all ages, from fledgling to adult, that teach ways to appreciate and help birds in our backyards.
Please note that a photographer may be on-site to capture photos and video from the program. The photos/video captured may be used to help the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy further promote its mission. Please advise the photographer on-site if you DO NOT want your photo/video taken.
COVID-19 Note: The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is currently following all CDC guidelines regarding the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The Parks Conservancy asks program and special event attendees to follow all current safety measures outlined by the CDC and local health agencies. Please note that the Conservancy cannot be held liable for any exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Additionally, the Conservancy cannot guarantee that program and special event attendees will not become infected by the coronavirus/COVID-19.
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