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Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day

Learn about migration and get bird-watching tips at Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

Learn about migration and get bird-watching tips at Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

Discover one of nature’s sensational seasonal events with a flock of fun activities and bird walks during the “International Migratory Bird Day Celebration” at Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, May 12.

The event will feature a variety of free activities for kids and adults throughout the day.
• Bird Walk for Adults, 8 – 9:30 a.m. — Take a naturalist-led hike to search for feathered jewels during the peak of warbler migration. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult.
• Bird Walk for Beginners, 9 – 10.30 a.m. — Learn the basics of bird-watching and species identification during a walk through Willowbrook’s Back 40. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult.
• Bird-Banding Demonstration, 9 – 11 a.m. — Learn how banding is carried out and how it helps scientists worldwide gain valuable insight. Ages 12 and up; under 18 with an adult.
• Kids Activity Station, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Stop by for ongoing activities.
• Kids Bird Walk, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. — Kids, bring your mom or dad to tag along with a naturalist to learn tips for bird-watching. Ages 8 and up; under 18 with an adult.

Bring binoculars, if you have them, to enhance your bird-watching experience. A limited number will be available for loan from Willowbrook Wildlife Center. For more information on the event, email naturalist Ron Skleney at rskleney@dupageforest.org or call the center at 630-942-6200.

Willowbrook Wildlife Center is located at 525 S. Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. Owned and operated by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, the center provides care and medical treatment for injured and orphaned native wildlife as well as wildlife-related exhibits, programs and resources for DuPage County residents. After “International Migratory Bird Day Celebration” activities, extend your exploration by visiting the center’s indoor and outdoor exhibits. Observe many native animals, including a bald eagle that has recently become a resident at Willowbrook.

To learn more about the Forest Preserve District, visit dupageforest.org or call 630-933-7200.

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