PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: May 1, 2002
Rouge River Bird Observatory to celebrate International
Migratory Bird Day on May 18
DEARBORN---The Rouge River Bird Observatory (RRBO) on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with an event called "Celebrating Special Places for Birds" from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
The event will include bird walks, bird-banding demonstrations for adults and families, a silent auction, talks from local birding experts, exhibits, door prizes, games and other activities for kids and families.
A bird-banding demonstration for adults, followed by a bird walk, will begin at 7 a.m. at UM-Dearborn's Environmental Interpretive Center. Families can enjoy a bird-banding demonstration, followed by a bird walk, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (The walks and bird-banding demonstrations will be repeated on Sunday, May 19 at the same times.)
Allen Chartier, Michigan's only licensed hummingbird bander and the founder of the web site Michigan HummerNet, will present "All That Glitters: A World Survey of Hummingbird Diversity" at 1 p.m. Chartier will talk about topics like what makes a hummingbird a hummingbird, the hummingbird's range of adaptations and diverse plumages, and the bird's habits, habitats, food plants, and nests.
auction items include art and sculptures, software, videos and binoculars.