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Contact: Kyle Patterson, Public Affairs Officer, (970) 586-1363
Contact: General Park Information, (970) 586-1206
The Year of the Bird is the theme for this year’s International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), to celebrate 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. On Saturday, June 9, park staff will offer two great events.
In the morning, go on a bird walk in Rocky Mountain National Park! Join us for an opportunity to learn more about migratory birds while exploring the park with experienced bird watchers. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. After a short introduction, visitors and bird walk leaders will caravan into the park to view birds in a variety of habitats. The activity is free of charge, but park entrance fees will apply. This guided walk will have naturalists and expert birders to help beginners identify birds; all ages and abilities are welcome. Bring warm clothes, water, good walking shoes, binoculars and a snack. The event will end at noon, but visitors are encouraged to continue their birding adventures throughout the day.
The second event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center with a special showing of the award-winning film, “Winged Migration.” Learn about the world’s migratory birds and their truly miraculous journeys in this breathtaking film covering 40 countries and 7 continents. Running time is 1.5 hours; admission is free.
For further information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit www.nps.gov/romo or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.