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International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 9, 2015Image of 2015 International Migratory Bird Day Poster with representative bird species and their habitat.  Art work by Amelia Hansen.

Join us in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day. The 2015 event will focus on the importance of habitat to birds, using the beautiful work of artist Amelia Hansen. We will have a variety of events for the day. And the BIG event is the opening of Red Sleep Mountain Drive for the summer season, weather and road conditions permitting, of course.  

Habitat is critical to the survival of every organism on earth, including birds. In 2015, the International Migratory Bird Day conservation theme focuses on the importance of preserving existing habitat, the threats to habitats, the elements of habitat on which birds depend, and how restoration of habitats benefits birds. We invite you to share this theme: 

  • Share the importance of habitat with your friends and family.
  • Teach about the habitats at your favorite area and in your community.
  • Experience the birds that live in diverse habitats. 
  • Engage the public in a habitat restoration project in your community.



For more information, visit the Official Bird Day website. 

Click here for a printable version of schedule. 

Activities and Events

6:30 a.m. Red Sleep Mtn Drive Opens    
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.    Backcountry Bird Adventure*   Amy Lisk Meet at Visitor Center
(Car Pooling)
9-11 a.m. Beginning Bird Walk* Pat Jamieson Meet at Nature Trail**
5:00 p.m. Photography Extravaganza* Dave Fitzpatrick   Meet at Visitor Center
(Car Pooling)
* Reservations
Required for ALL


** The Nature Trail is located about 1/2 mile in from the Front Gate.  Travel straight ahead on the entrance road.  Do not turn up the hill to the Visitor Center.  The parking area is on the left.

*For reservations, contact: 406-644-2211, extension 0

Page Photo Credits — 2013 Bird Day poster. ©Environment for the Americas
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2015
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