The The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is celebrating International Migratory Bird Day! Read more below from the MDC about the upcoming event at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area on Sunday, May 11, 2019.
Everything needs its special day, including migratory birds. May 11 has been officially designated as International Migratory Bird Day. It celebrates bird migration in America, and is also observed in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
The MDC is getting a week head start on the celebration at its Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake.
Columbia Bottom will hold a special International Migratory Bird Day event Sunday, May 5,from Noon—4 p.m. The area is an important stopover point for migrating birds of all sorts, so it’s a special place to celebrate these amazing feats of mass movement. Fun and educational activities from multiple partners will help visitors discover why Columbia Bottom is so important for migratory birds, as well as ways they can help, too.