World Migratory Bird Day

Bald Eagle

Dan Ng photo

Grand Teton National Park invites you to join park ranger Andrew Langford on a bird-watching caravan on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (formally International Migratory Bird Day - IMBD). During his event we will visit areas throughout Grand Teton that provide the best opportunities to locate, identify and record birds.

Anyone interested in birds is welcome to participate. The bird-watching excursion begins at 8 am from the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose and finishes by 4 pm at Christian Pond by Jackson Lake Lodge.

The activity is free and reservations are not required. Throughout the day, participants will take short walks at various locations. Participants may join the caravan anytime during the day, a schedule of the times and locations visited is available from the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose or call 307-739-3399.

Those attending should wear comfortable shoes and bring a lunch, drinking water, warm clothing and rain gear. Bird field guides, binoculars and spotting scopes are also recommended items.

The 2018 World Migratory Bird Day theme "Year of the Bird - 365 Days of Bird Conservation" celebrates the ways we can help to protect birds every day of the year through actions, stories, and art. After 25 years, International Migratory Bird Day becomes World Migratory Bird Day, joining with partners across the globe to unify our voices for bird conservation. Make your bird conservation commitment with us 365 days of the year.

Observed each year in May to celebrate and support avian conservation, IMBD serves as the hallmark outreach event for Partners in Flight - an international conservation program whose goal is to reverse declining populations of migratory birds by bringing attention to factors that contribute to worldwide declines.

For more information about World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), and the North American Migration Count, please call the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at 307-739-3399.

Participants of the WMBD activity are reminded that park entrance stations are open, therefore a park pass is required for travel through these fee stations.

Last updated: April 2, 2018

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