Boots, Beaks, & Breakfast: A World Migratory Bird Day Celebration

Join us for a celebratory bird walk, breakfast, and live raptor show

Saturday, May 11, 2019
6:30am - 12:00pmGreenwich, Connecticut

Location Details

Audubon Center in Greenwich

613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, 06831

Boots, Beaks, & Breakfast: A World Migratory Bird Day Celebration

May 11, 2019 - Greenwich, CT

Join Audubon Greenwich and Skip The Straw Greenwich for our annual celebration of World Migratory Bird Day! Across the globe bird lovers will be celebrating the return of migratory birds and raising awareness of their importance on our planet. First, we’ll begin with a relaxing walk (from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m.) in search of colorful migrant birds such as warblers, vireos, tanagers, and orioles. Afterward, we’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast and activities for all bird lovers and families in our rustic barn. Children and parents can join us outside for a family bird walk at 9:15 a.m. followed by a special Live Raptor Show by Christine's Critters at 10 a.m.! Wildlife Rehabilitator Christine Peyreigne will be bringing several live hawks, owls, falcons and even a Bald Eagle!

This year Audubon Greenwich is excited to partner with Skip The Straw Greenwich to promote World Migratory Bird Day's 2019 conservation theme of Preventing Plastic Pollution. For migratory birds, plastic debris poses a risk of both ingestion and entanglement, which can lead to illness, entrapment, and serious injury. It is estimated that 80% of seabirds and shorebirds have ingested plastic. Representatives from Skip The Straw will be present to tell you how you can Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution by reducing the amount of single-use plastics we use each day and disposing of them correctly.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Early Morning Bird Walk with Ted Gilman & Ryan MacLean - 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast in Ketay-Asnes Barn - 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Family Bird Walk - 9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Live Raptor Show with Christine's Critters - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • All ages are welcome
  • Early Bird Walk is FREE, Other Events $10 per person
  • RSVP is requested

For questions and to RSVP, please contact Ryan MacLean at 914-417-5234 or rmaclean@audubon.org.

For more information on World Migratory Bird Day, visit www.migratorybirdday.org.

For more information on Skip The Straw Greenwich, visit www.skipthestrawgreenwich.com.

Audubon Center in Greenwich is a vibrant nature education center located at the main 285-acre Audubon sanctuary in Greenwich. We are a part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of seven sanctuaries in the Greenwich area. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our miles of trails, nature programs, conservation-themed events, and center’s nature store throughout the year.

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