Environmental Interpretive Center to host program for beginner bird enthusiasts

April 21, 2006

A bird on the UM-Dearborn campus

DEARBORN / April 21, 2006---The Environmental Interpretive Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will host a bird walk for beginners called “What Was That? There It Goes!” from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6.

The program, which is free and open to the public, is geared toward adults or bird enthusiasts ages 12 years old and up.

“This two-hour walk will help people develop basic birding skills and terminology used in the field,” said Dorothy McLeer, a naturalist for the center. “Visitors will learn about things like eye rings, auricular patches and wing bars, which are characteristics that help to identify birds.”

Participants will walk the trails in the campus’s Natural Areas. Binoculars and field guides are recommended.

For more information, call the Environmental Interpretive Center at (313) 593-5338.



CONTACT: Jennifer Sroka
PHONE: (313) 593-5644
The Office of University Relations
Room 1040, Administration Building
University of Michigan-Dearborn