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World Migratory Bird Day 2024

WMBD is taking place on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the Frick Environmental Center, from 7:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Many of the bird species that sing to us all summer have winter homes farther south in Central or South America. Some birds pass through our region, and some settle in for the summer. World Migratory Bird Day celebrates the diversity of birds that live among us. 

On Saturday, May 11, we’ll host activities at the Frick Environmental Center to engage your larger-than-bird brain and celebrate World Migratory Bird Day in partnership with the Allegheny Bird Conservation Alliance, Pittsburgh Park Rangers, Carnegie Museum of Natural History (BirdSafe Pittsburgh & Powdermill Avian Research Center), Allegheny Goatscape, BirdLab, Carnegie Mellon University, Feminist Bird Club of Pittsburgh 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.  

This year's theme for the global event is, "Water: Sustaining Bird Life."

The Agenda

Join us for activities all about birds, featuring bird walks, birding, story hikes, children's activities, virtual reality and more. Learn alongside bird experts and naturalist educators. 

You can also stop by anytime between 7:00 AM and 12:00 PM for events that do not require registration.

The following events require registration:


9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

As a part of World Migratory BIrd Day, the classroom will have fun, engaging activities for families with kids ages 3-9! Come learn about the connection between bugs and birds!

Register here.


10:00 - 11:00 AM

Its time to start planting in the From Slavery To Freedom Garden and we are looking for little hands to help! Come for a short storytime followed by planting veggies in the garden that you can visit all summer long! This event is part of World Migratory Bird Day. Space is limited to make sure to register!

Register here.

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