Explore the wonderful world of birds in a beautiful place! See a live birds of prey up close and view birds in the wild through spotting scopes and binoculars. Learn about migration, marshes and the role avian friends play in our lives. Enjoy games, art projects and a scavenger hunt. These and other activities will be featured at the 8th Annual “Celebrating Bird Migration” at Lafayette’s Waneka Lake and Greenlee Wildlife Preserve Open Space. This year’s event explores the World Migratory Bird Day theme - "Sing, Fly, Soar — Like a Bird!" The 1/3 mile walking path between the parking area and Greenlee Wildlife Preserve will feature local organizations with great activities and displays to entertain and educate. In addition to Lafayette Open Space, the following groups will be on hand to entertain and educate: Environment for the Americas (home of International Migratory Bird Day), Nature’s Educators (Birds of Prey),Boulder County Open Space, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Front Range Birding Company, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (Barr Lake State Park), Promotes Verdes, Boulder County Audubon Society, Thorne Nature Experience, the American Birding Association, and the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee. This free, public event is suitable for all ages and will also feature an array of fine door prizes. The event (including birds of prey) will begin at the Waneka Lake East parking lot, where Emma St. ends at Caria Dr. in Lafayette. This year, some exhibitors will be stationed at the Boathouse / Playground area as well and Lafayette Public Library will host activities for families.
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