World Migratory Bird Day celebrations in Victoria include online talks

Celebrate all things bird-related on World Migratory Bird Day and the first Victoria Bird Week, May 8 to 16.

Hosted by the Rocky Point Bird Observatory, the week-long event is intended to raise awareness of bird conservation and bring people closer to nature.

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Today is both World Migratory Bird Day and a “Global Big Day,” an annual celebration of the birds around you, says Renee Cenerini, lead educator for the organization. “No matter where you are, join in virtually on May 8, help celebrate World Migratory Bird Day and share the birds you find with eBird.”

Rocky Point Bird Observatory will host a live Zoom presentation.

There will be a number of online, bird-themed presentations throughout the week, including two talks: Bird Motherhood on May 9, and 10 Easy To Learn Bird Songs on May 16.

Visits to six locations featured in the newly released Greater Victoria NatureHood map will be featured via social-media posts. Participants looking for an activity to do throughout the week can download the Victoria Bird Week BINGO sheet.

• For more information, go to rpbo.org or their Facebook page.

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