International Migratory Bird Day
Contact: Rita Garcia, (928) 524-6228 ext. 273
Petrified Forest National Park Observes International Migratory Bird Day
Petrified Forest, AZ - On Saturday, May 10, 2008 the staff of Petrified Forest National Park would like to invite the public to join in discovering and enjoying our migratory birds. International Migratory Bird Day was created to focus attention on one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird - its journey between its summer and winter homes. Today, International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Central America through bird festivals and bird walks, education programs, and Bird Day!
There will be free bird checklists, coloring pages, fun activities and more to help people of all ages understand and appreciate the importance of migratory birds. And for the serious birders there will be a contest to see who spots the rarest, the most and the most unusual birds at the park. There are 475 bird species found in the state of Arizona. How many can you spot on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Petrified Forest National Park?
For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.
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