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KENAI: This One is for the Birds
Alaska Region, May 18, 2013
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Through a math counting activity participants figured out that an ostrich egg is equivalent to about 2,486 hummingbird eggs.
Through a math counting activity participants figured out that an ostrich egg is equivalent to about 2,486 hummingbird eggs. - Photo Credit: USFWS staff

This year's Kenai Birding Festival was a success due in part to all the actively involved partners including: Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center, Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, Kenai Chamber of Commerce, Keen Eye Birders, Kenai Watershed Forum, and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Education Specialist, Michelle Ostrowski, facilitated a 2 hour kids program all about bird eggs and different nests. Participants learned the sizes of different Alaska bird eggs (from a hummingbird to an emperor goose)and compared them to an ostrich egg. The birding festival had a whole lineup of family friendly activities from a kids art show, a live great horned owl presentation, various bird scope spots for ID, walks, to a potluck where birders could share stories. This community event continues to grow each year. More information about this yearly event can be found at http://www.kenaibirdfest.com/.


Contact Info: Michelle Ostrowski, 907-260-2839, michelle_ostrowski@fws.gov



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