International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 10, 201411:00am - 3:00pm
Free with paid admission

All events are from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified. IMBD activities are free with admission. Aquarium visitors who bring an IMBD passport (with 2 or more stamps) to the Aquarium will receive 10% off their admission.

Various informational and educational tables will be found around the facility during the event with information about birds, the eco-system services birds provide and why they might matter to you!

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

10:45 a.m. Seabird talks
Stop by the Seabird Aviary and listen as the Aquarium's bird keeper staff talk to you about the unique adaptations and lifestyles of the Aquarium shorebird and 5 seabird species! You might even get to see the birds eating or displaying breeding season behaviors! Questions are welcome.

11:30 a.m. Vulture enrichment session
Join the turkey vultures for a treat! The Aquarium's bird staff will explain the importance of enrichment items while the vultures enjoy a tasty treat!

11:45 a.m. How Buzzard Got His Clothes
Brenda (Chavesta) Brainard, storyteller for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, will share a story about turkey vultures that originates from her tribe's oral history.

1:30 p.m. How Raven Put Light into the World
Brenda (Chavesta) Brainard, storyteller for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, will share a story about ravens that originates from her tribe's oral history.

2:30 p.m. Seabird talks
Stop by the Seabird Aviary and listen as the Aquarium's bird keeper staff talk to you about the unique adaptations and lifestyles of the Aquarium shorebird and 5 seabird species! You might even get to see the birds eating or displaying breeding season behaviors! Questions are welcome.

Vulture presentation
Come meet one of our resident turkey vultures, Ichabod or Olive. This informal presentation will teach you about turkey vultures and how these scavengers play such an important roll in our ecosystem. They truly are natures clean up crew!

Pledge tree
Stop by the main Aquarium lobby and contribute to our Migratory Bird Day tree by filling out a bird cut out with your very own pledge to help birds. When you fill out a free bird pledge, you will be entered in an hourly raffle drawing.

Raffle
Raffles will be held hourly throughout the event. You may receive a raffle ticket by making a free pledge to help birds at the pledge tree table in the main lobby.

Bird feeder craft
Stop by and make a treat for the birds in your very own yard! Our bird feeder craft is fun for all ages and even more fun once you get it hung up and watch the birds flock to your yard! Allergy alert: This craft does contain peanut butter. This free craft will be available to visitors from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Tattoo station
Stop by the tattoo station and choose your favorite bird tattoo to sport for International Migratory Bird Day!

Biofacts table
Various avian biofacts will be on display, even some for you to touch and feel, during our International Migratory Bird Day event!

Scavenger hunt
While you wander the aquarium you just might come across one of our hidden scavenger hunt pieces. Directions on the back will tell you how to claim your prize! Happy hunting!

PHOTO CONTEST
International Migratory Bird Day Instagram / Facebook native bird photo contest. Entries can be made using #birdblitz. This contest will be on the Oregon Coast Aquarium's Facebook page in the weeks leading up to International Migratory Bird Day.

Just snap a picture of a native bird on the Oregon Coast and upload it with the #birdblitz to be entered to win admission for two (2) into the Oregon Coast Aquarium as well as a behind the scenes tour of our bird holding areas. So good luck and start tagging your pictures now!

For a complete list of activities throughout Lincoln County please visit: http://springbirdblitz.wordpress.com/

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