International Migratory Bird Day 2016
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) will be held at Quarai on May 14, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Since 1998, people have been returning to the Quarai oasis to celebrate the return of migrant birds on the second Saturday in May. This very special Partners in Flight bird appreciation and conservation event is sponsored jointly by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service. Please note that the Spring Migration Count, also conducted on the second Saturday in May, is a worthy but entirely separate event that is not connected with the spirit and purpose of IMBD.
GETTING TO QUARAI:
From the village of Tijeras, east of Albuquerque, go south about 45 miles on State Roads 337 and 55 to the village of Punta de Agua;there a sign will direct you onto a short spur road to Quarai, one of three units comprising the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. All three units have a pueblo mound and the imposing ruins of a Franciscan mission church established and abandoned in the 17th century.
THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: (8:00 AM to 4:00PM at the Visitors Center)
ALL DAY……until 04:00 PM: Shade-grown coffee and cookies for everyone. "Shade-grown" is produced the old-fashioned way: in the shade of a forest canopy, instead of the open sun. This is good for the birds, the coffee growers and the consumers.
MORE INFORMATION:For more information, please contact Murt Sullivan by phone at (505) 847-2290 or by email.
Last updated: May 12, 2016