Saturday, May 11th, at 8 a.m. – World Migratory Bird Day at the San Luis NWR.
Each year on the second weekend in May, the world celebrates the amazing journeys of hundreds of thousands – even millions – of birds that migrate along the invisible aerial highways linking their wintering and breeding habitats all over the globe. The migrations of these incredible birds take them across countries, across continents, even across oceans with no regard for the human-made boundaries below.
To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2013, the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge would like to invite you to join a staff member for a morning of birding to see how many of these amazing migrants – and others – we can find. This outing will focus on birding and will cover various areas of the San Luis NWR, possibly including the West Bear Creek Unit located about 20 miles north of Los Banos on Hwy. 165. Don’t worry about your skill level – this would be a perfect opportunity to start learning some bird identification.
Participants should meet at 8 a.m. on May 11th at the San Luis NWR visitor center at 7376 S. Wolfsen Road, Los Banos, 93635. Since the weather is warming and birding is best in the morning, this outing will wrap up by 11 a.m. to noon. If participants are in their own vehicles, they can leave whenever they wish.