Birding Festival Migrates Online
For ten years, the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory and community partners have celebrated spring migration with the Spring Birding Festival (SBF) each May. This year, the Festival is going virtual with a month-long webinar series and family-friendly activities sure to capture the magic of spring in the County.
- As a highlight, on May 19 at 7 PM, the Festival presents keynote speaker Julia Zarankin, best-selling author of Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder. A modest registration fee gives exclusive access to her presentation.
All other webinars are free and include:
- On May 5 at 7pm, Terry Sprague, “Keep it Natural and They Will Come” suggests how to build a garden to attract birds and butterflies.
- On May 8, at noon, Cheryl Chapman spotlights PEPtBO’s work in “All about the Bird Observatory”.
- On May 20 at 10am, Julie White, organic apiarist, explains “What Goes on in the Beehive”.
- On May 25 at 7pm, Kari Gunson, in partnership with Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, shows “How to use iNaturalist”.
For the little chicks and family
PEPtBO’s Get Out! Kids’ Club will offer hands-on family fun with nature-centered activities. As part of the Festival, on May 15, the Prince Edward County Library will hold a virtual Bird Adventure Storytime at 10:30am.
Two, unique family projects are also available to download : Bird Behaviour Scavenger Hunt and The Top Five Nature Challenge. In addition, families can register to receive a kit by mail containing birding activities, Junior Birder Journals, maps, sketch books – everything needed to take the family on outdoor family adventures this spring.
Details and registration information for all the events can be found at peptbo.ca/sbf .
About the Observatory
PEPtBO is a registered charity with the mandate to monitor, report on and promote analysis of bird migration and to act as official caretaker of the Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.