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Contact: Sierra Mathias, 925-228-8860 ext 6443
“Helping Birds Along the Way” is the theme for this year’s International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the only international education program that celebrates the migration of nearly 350 bird species. John Muir National Historic Site will be celebrating IMBD with fun, family-friendly activities such as a Beginning Birding workshop, junior birding activities, crafts, and other educational materials to learn about birds and their native habitat.
The celebration will be held on the John Muir NHS grounds from 10 AM to 12 PM. Admission and parking are free, and participants are welcome to stay and explore the house and grounds during and after their visit. For more information on the international event, visit www.migratorybirdday.org.
There will also be a bird count led by the Mount Diablo Audubon Society on nearby Mount Wanda the same morning, beginning at 8:30 AM. For more information on the bird count, visit: https://www.diabloaudubon.org/
Created in 1964, John Muir NHS preserves the home, landscapes, and gravesite of conservationist
and national park advocate John Muir. John Muir NHS, located at 4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, CA 94553, is open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission to the site is free of charge. For more information, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/jomu, like us on Facebook, call (925) 228-8860 or email e-mail us
The National Park Service has more than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.