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 Park Rangers, 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.
*To ensure social distancing and safety, registration is required for each activity.*
DROP-IN KIDS ACTIVITIES
STORY HIKE: WARBLER WAVE AGES 2-8
WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY HIKE
Take a hike through the Frick Woods to learn about these tiny travelers and what the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Allegheny Goatscape, the Pittsburgh Section of the International Dark-Sky Association, Bird Lab, and The Carnegie Museum of Natural History are doing to help them along their way. The hike is approximately one mile long and will take roughly 90 minutes. Hikes will begin every 15 minutes - please sign up for one of the following times:
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy