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International Migratory Bird Week Celebration in St. Louis
May 4 – 11, 2003

The following is a listing of the special events that are happening
around the St. Louis area in conjunction with International Migratory
Bird Week.   All programs are free of charge.  Bring binoculars to bird
walks, wear comfortable walking shoes, and dress for spring weather
conditions.  Walks are geared at all experience levels, and beginning
birders are especially encouraged to attend.

SUNDAY, MAY 4
                                      BIRDING IN TOWER GROVE PARK

ST. LOUIS AUDUBON & WEBSTER GROVES NATURE STUDY SOCIETY
7:30 A.M.

Tower Grove Park is historically known as one of the best migrant “traps”
in the urban area and offers views of numerous species of warblers.  Meet
at the Gaddy Bird Garden at the northwest corner of the park.  Call Jim
Malone at 636-536-1119 for more information.  All ages and beginners
welcome.

THURSDAY, MAY 8
BIRD WALK AT THE GREEN CENTER
8:30 A.M.               THE GREEN CENTER


The bird walk will explore The Green Center’s learning/demonstration
gardens, a half-acre prairie, a restored wetland, and the 26-acre Ruth
Park Woods.  Meet in front of The Green Center's 1932-era home in
University City's Kaufman Park at 8025 Blackberry Avenue 63130. Park in
front of Kaufman Park's tennis courts. To register or for more
information contact The Green Center by mail at the above address, by
e-mail at [log in to unmask], or call Dianne Benjamin, Program
Director, 314-725-8314.  Ages 10 and older recommended.

FRIDAY, MAY 9
BIRD WALK AT TYSON RESEARCH CENTER
8:30 A.M.                                     WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY’S
TYSON RESEARCH CENTER

Come explore the meadows and oak-hickory woodlands of this hilly
karst-dominated landscape in southwest St. Louis County.  A series of
springs and constructed ponds provide aquatic habitats.  Meet at the
gatehouse entrance located at the northwest corner of the Beaumont-Antire
exit off of I-44.  For more information, contact Dave Larson, Field
Station Manager, at 314-935-8430.


SATURDAY, MAY 10
                                       MIGRATORY BIRD DISCOVERY DAY  -
ZOO'S LIVING WORLD CENTER
ST. LOUIS ZOO, ST. LOUIS AUDUBON & WILD BIRD REHABILITATION
11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.


Do you want to know more about wild birds, birding, and bird awareness?
Activities and demonstrations feature bird identification, birds’
adaptation to their habitats, best locations to see birds, feeding and
housing for wild birds, proper care for injured and orphaned wild birds,
a chance to meet live birds from the zoo, and bird activities for kids.
No reservations required; stop by anytime.  For more details, call Vicki
Flier at 314-968-9166.

SATURDAY, MAY 10
NORTH AMERICAN MIGRATION COUNT
VARIOUS STARTING TIMES

Every year on the 2nd Saturday of May, Partners in Flight sponsors the
North American Migration Count.  The goal is to monitor neotropical
migrant birds over the long term to look for trends in population, range,
and migratory patterns. The Count is very similar to the Christmas Bird
Count.  Our goal is to cover as many locations in St. Louis City, St.
Louis County and St. Charles County as possible.  The more volunteers we
get, the more places we can count.  For more information or to take part
in one of the counts, contact St. Louis City Compiler, Yvonne Homeyer –
314-963-7750, St. Louis County Compiler, Zoe Geist – 636-467-5030, or St.
Charles County Compiler, Paul Bauer – 314-921-3972.

SUNDAY, MAY 11
                                         BIRDING AT KENNEDY WOODS
ST. LOUIS AUDUBON & WEBSTER GROVES NATURE STUDY SOCIETY
7:30 A.M.

Kennedy Woods in Forest Park is one of the best places in the area to
observe warblers and other spring migrants.  Trails provided by the
Missouri Department of Conservation make this area more accessible to
groups.  Help provided for beginners.  Meet at the Kennedy Woods
trailhead on Wells Drive (west of the south zoo entrance).  Contact Jim
Malone at 636-536-1119 for more information.  All ages welcome.

FOR QUESTIONS ON ANY BIRD WEEK EVENTS, CALL ME AT 314-968-8128 OR EMAIL
ME AT [log in to unmask]     GOOD BIRDING!
SUE GUSTAFSON
ST. LOUIS AUDUBON SOCIETY IMBD WEEK COORDINATOR



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