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Westchester To Mark International Migratory Bird Day

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with five guided bird-walk programs on Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10, at five of the county's nature centers.

International Migratory Bird Day, which is typically observed on the second Saturday in May each year, is dedicated to international conservation efforts and environmental education. The guided walks are a salute to the countless birds that travel through Westchester County to reach their final breeding grounds. Many passerines as well as beautiful warblers and majestic hawks are likely to be spotted during the walks.

“Grab your binoculars and take all of your family and friends to enjoy one or several of the county’s fantastic bird-walk programs,” County Executive Rob Astorino said. “Our expert naturalists will guide both beginners and more experienced birders along trails and through fields to great vantage points to see a diverse group of birds that stay around Westchester for the season.”

Choose your spot from the following locations or try a few for the best variety. Bird walks will be held at the following locations:

  • Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 a.m. Marshlands Conservancy in Rye.
  • Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 a.m. Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River.
  • Saturday, May 9, at 8 a.m. Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains.
  • Saturday, May 9, at 9 a.m. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson.
  • Sunday, May 10 at 8 a.m. Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers.

All levels of birders are welcome to participate. The walks will be held rain or shine.

Admission is free; parking fees apply at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

All programs are sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.

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