|Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May
|We are celebrating
International Migratory Bird Day
with bird banding and family activities at three sites
in northern Illinois and one in southern Wisconsin.
Join us for family-friendly bird fun!
|Saturday, April 30 and Sunday,
May 1 from 8:00 am to 9:30 am
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists will set up mist
nets to band birds
Saturday: at Four Seasons Nature Preserve in
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Sunday: at McHenry County Conservation
District’s Lost Valley Visitor Center
in Glacial Park, Ringwood, Illinois
Watch a wildlife biologist capture, band, and release
birds that are passing through the area on their way
North. Kids can explore a simulated mist net (the birds
are not real), practice their banding skills on duck
decoys and learn about birds' wingspans and nests.
Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May
1 from Noon to 4 pm.
Service staff will join Illinois Department of Natural
Resource’s International Migratory Bird Day festivities
Saturday: at McHenry Dam, McHenry, IL
Sunday: at Volo Bog State Natural Area,
There will be a lot of bird-based fun, including The
Great Migration Challenge, Bird Bingo and JeopBirdy!
|2016 marks the centennial of
the Migratory Bird Treaty between the United States and
Canada. The Migratory Bird Treaty, and three
others that followed, form the cornerstones of efforts
to conserve birds that migrate across international
borders. At all these festivities, you’ll learn how you
can welcome migratory birds to your property as they
return North each Spring.
More information on
Migratory Bird Treaty 100
Map showing the location of
Four Seasons Nature Preserve
Information and directions to
Lost Valley Visitor Center
International Migratory Bird Day events sponsored by
the Illinois DNR at McHenry Dam
and Volo Bog