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BIRDS KNOW NO BORDERS

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, May is a time of year to see many species in your parks. World Migratory Bird Day celebrates the diversity of birds that live among us and a reminder of our ability to protect these animals as they travel extraordinary distances each year.

On May 8th, we’ll host activities at the Frick Environmental Center to engage your larger-than-bird brain and celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Allegheny Bird Conservation Alliance, The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and Allegheny Goatscape. We will have various activities for learners of all ages, from fledgling to adult, that teaches ways to appreciate and help birds in our backyards.

*To ensure social distancing and safety, registration is required for each activity.*

EARLY BIRDING

The early bird sees the birds! Come out for an early morning escapade around the environmental center and join naturalists on a search for birds.  
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BINOCULAR MAKING FOR KIDS AGES 3-8

Kids can make their own pair of binoculars to help focus their vision while looking for birds. We have all the materials they need and a scavenger hunt with life-sized birds to practice their observation skills! 
 
If you would like to make a pair of practice binoculars to take on a hike, please sign up for a hike slot that is at least 30 minutes after your binocular making time.

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY HIKE

Take a hike through the Frick Woods to learn about these tiny travelers and what the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Allegheny Bird Conservation Alliance, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Allegheny Goatscape, 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 one hour.

COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS

Allegheny Bird Conservation Alliance
Allegheny Goatscape
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy