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Alma is Going to the Birds!
 
When birds migrate between nesting and wintering sites, they don’t just stop anywhere; they rely on a handful of resource-rich and strategically located sites where they increase their body weight as they acquire the energy-rich fat stores needed to fly thousands of miles across continents and oceans. These places are known as stopover sites.  Alma, Wisconsin is well known as a stopover site, where birds stop while traveling along The Mississippi Flyway.
 
Environment for the Americas and the City of Alma, Wisconsin invite you to join our celebration of the importance of stopover sites and their habitats for migratory birds.  Whether you learn about a stopover site near your home, visit one far away or create a safe place for birds in your backyard, your support can mean a safe journey for a migratory bird.  Join the celebration!
 
On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
enjoy the Great River Birding Festival 
as Alma, Wisconsin celebrates 
International Migratory Bird Day.
 
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY  is a conservation initiative that brings awareness to conserving migratory birds and their habitats throughout the Western Hemisphere of the world. They're theme for 2017 is HELPING BIRDS ALONG THE WAY.
 
  
LIVE MUSIC "For The Birds" ON MAIN STREET
May 13th, 1-5pm in front of 3G Gallery
Musicians:  Squeeze 'n Bass from Gilmanton WI 
"Old Time & Country" music  
Room to dance in the 3G Gallery parking lot!
Get ready to polka!
 
SCREENING OF "WINGED MIGRATION"
May 13th, 4pm at Big River Theatre
Free will donation to support Great River Birding Month
Location:  Big River Theatre
 
BIRDS OF THE MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY  |  Art Exhibit
Now Through July 15th
Photography Exhibit by Carol Knabe
Location:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center
 
SPRING BIRDING BY MINI-TRAIN
May 6th, Reservation Required
Location:  Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area
Sponsor:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center
Info:  www.wingsoverlama.org or call 608-685-3303
  
Throughout the Month of May:  The Shops of Alma, Wisconsin are each sponsoring a migratory bird during the month of May in celebration of Great River Birding Month. Each shop will have an information sheet about their sponsored bird. Find various gifts such as bird stickers, migratory bird cutouts you can color and other birding goodies!  Art & Soul Gallery and Mississippi River Pearl have created original works of art of their sponsored birds!
  
  Main Street Bird Sponsors 
   Bald Eagle, 3G Gallery                  
   Hummingbird, Alma Art Adventures              
   Indigo Bunting, Alma Blooms
   American Redstart, Alma General Store
   Belted Kingfisher, Alma Leather
   Sandhill Crane, Alma Vintage
   Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Art & Soul Gallery
   Eastern Bluebird, bluebird
   Chimney Swift, The Blue Door Inn
   American Robin, Burlington Hotel & Quilt Shop
   Great American Pelican, Coffee Wench
   Catbird, The Commercial Gallery
   Great Blue Heron, Etta's Place
   Magnolia Warbler, Gypsy Wagon Curiosity Shop
   Goldeneye Duck, The Junk Market & Siam Traditions
   Hummingbird, Mississippi River Pearl Jewelry Co
   Raven, The Raven's Nest
   Tundra Swan, Shanty On Main
   Scarlet Tanager, Stumptown Gallery
   House Wren, The Weaving Studio
   Common Loon, Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center
   Red-winged Blackbird, Water Lily Gifts
 
  Bird Sponsors, not on Main Street 
   Peregrine Falcon, Castlerock Arm & Armory Museum
   Baltimore Oriole, Danzinger Vineyard & Winery