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World Migratory Bird Day At Last Mountain Bird Observatory

 

Regina, SK – May 6, 2019 – The Last Mountain Bird Observatory (LMBO), located in
Last Mountain Regional Park, 15km West of Govan opens on May 6th for the spring
season. The observatory is open in the spring and fall of each year to monitor the
number and species of migrating songbirds and to offer educational opportunities to the
public. Visitors of all ages are welcome in May, August and September from 9 am to 1
pm each day to see bird species up close and observe catching, handling and banding
techniques.


Nature Saskatchewan would like to invite you to join our celebration of the return of our
migratory birds on Saturday May 11, 2019 at the LMBO. Come out and join us for a fun
filled day of bird activities! This year the theme of World Migratory Bird Day is “Protect
Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!” and will put the spotlight on the impact of
plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats. The day begins at 8am in Regina
with a free bus leaving for LMBO. Participants will spend the morning rotating through
different stations including: Bird banding, where participants will get an up close
experience with the birds. Mist Netting, watching as we extract birds from the net, age
them, sex them, and band them. A Migration Obstacle Course, where participants will
experience the challenges associated with migration by having to migrate from Mexico to
Canada. Nature crafts including bird feeders and bird masks. Saskatchewan Breeding
Bird Atlas will lead bird watching walks throughout the park. Take the waste and
recycling sorting challenge with the City of Regina and see if you're a super sorter!
Explore the National Wildlife Area interpretive trailer. A free BBQ lunch will be provided
at 12:30 pm. To honor this year’s theme, we will participant in a shoreline cleanup in the
afternoon before departing on the bus at 2:30pm for Regina arriving at 4pm
Everyone is welcome to join us for our Bird Day celebration. Please RSVP for the event
by May 8th. Media is welcome to come out to the Observatory to observe the catching
and banding of birds, as well as have a tour of the facility. Please call Nature
Saskatchewan for more information.


For further information, please contact Nature Saskatchewan:
Rebecca Magnus (306) 780-9481, email rmagnus@naturesask.ca
NS Conservation and Education Manager
Nature Saskatchewan
 

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