Spring is a great time to see and hear our feathered friends on the annual migration to breeding grounds in and north of the Pine Bush. On Saturday May 12th the Commission and the Audubon Society hosted a celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. More than 80 people attended a host of family friendly activities including several bird walks. Visitors also had the opportunity to see Commission scientists banding live songbirds as part of our ongoing research to beter understand how Preserve management effects wildlife. Guided bird walks through a variety of habitats offered visitors 59 species of birds, while the banding station treated observers with up-close views of 21 birds from 10 species.
~Neil Gifford, Conservation Director