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Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day

Learn about the fascinating world of Neotropical migratory birds by attending the International Migratory Bird Day Celebration to be held Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Moscow City Hall Community Center, 206 E. 3rd Street in Moscow. A variety of activities, demonstrations, field trips and educational materials related to bird conservation will be featured. Highlights include landscaping your property for birds, mist-netting and banding demonstration, bird box building, review of bird books and field guides, birding software demonstration, shade-grown coffee tasting and presentations by the Raptor Rehabilitation Club. Guided field tours include: Benton Meadows to view warblers, sparrows, raptors, and various migrants; Lewiston Wildlife Habitat Area to discuss landscaping for wildlife; and Mann Lake to view shorebirds, waterfowl and a variety of other species. For more information contact Rita Dixon, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 208-799-5010. Sponsors include Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Latah Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Palouse Audubon Society, Canyon Birders, Moscow Food Co-op, Prairie Bloom Nursery, Book People of Moscow, Washington State University Raptor Club and Good Migrations Coffee.