Bird Is The Word!
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!
WORLD 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 2019 is
Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
join us in Alma, WI to celebrate
World Migratory Bird Day
Buffalo County Birding -
The Importance of Native Habitat
Saturday, May 4th @ 1pm at Wings Over Alma
The O'Connors have spent the last 19 years working to restore their Buffalo County farm back to the way it would have been before the land was settled. They've battled invasive species, planted prairies in former crop fields, and enlarged remnants of native habitat. As they continue to work on the restoration and watch the landscape recover, native birds and animals are returning. Join us to hear their stories and ask queations about your own backyard projects! Snacks and refreshments served. Free and open to the public.
Live Bird Program by River Valley Raptors
Saturday, May 4th @ 2:30pm, at Wings Over Alma
Joe and Abbey Krumrie are raptor experts, biologists, and owners of River Valley Raptors, Inc. They’ll share their knowledge and answer questions during this upbeat interactive presentation where you’ll meet a falcon, hawk and owl. Snacks and refreshments served. Free and open to the public.
Birding by Mini-Train
May 4th: 2 trains at 7am and 1pm
Train #1: 7am to Noon
Train #2: 1pm to 5pm
Cost: $40 per person
Location: Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area
Sponsor: Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center
For tickets and more information:
www.wingsoverlama.org or call 608-685-3303
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