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Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at the Zoo on May 20th

The International Migratory Bird Day event at the Alaska Zoo on Sunday, May 20th will celebrate 20 years 
of spreading the word about the avian visitors that brighten out lives and enrich our natural world. In 
keeping with the20th anniversary theme, visitors will be able to explore activity stations based on 20 ways 
to conserve birds!

The event will run from 11am to 5pm.  All ages are welcome, and attendees will be able to participate in 
hands-on activities focused on informing people about how they can participate in bird conservation.  These 
will include learning about protecting wild birds from pets, proper bird-feeder use, planting bird-friendly 
plants, a Jr. Duck Stamp artwork display, opportunities to participate in citizen science programs, and 
much more!

Live education birds will be on display for up-close viewing, and the event will feature the release of a 
rehabilitated wild bird by Anchorage’s Bird Treatment and Learning Center (always a big hit).  So bring 
your family and “migrate” to the zoo on May 20th, and check us out at www.alaskazoo.org, too!  Contact Tamara 
Zeller at 786-3517 or Stephanie Hartman at 341-6463 for more event information. Zoo admission fees, including 
discounts formilitary, seniors, and children, can be found at:
http://www.alaskazoo.org/tickets.

The annual return of our migratory birds is an event to celebrate across Alaska, with upcoming events in 
Homer, Kenai, Yakutat, and Tok in addition to the May 20th Alaska Zoo festival. To learn more about these and 
other bird-themed celebrations in the Great Land, check out:
http://www.alaskacenters.gov/bird-festivals.cfm.


The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance 
fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a 
leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, 
stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For 
more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook 
page at www.facebook.com/usfws, follow our tweets at
www.twitter.com/usfwshq, watch our YouTube Channel at
http://www.youtube.com/usfws and download photos from our Flickr page at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq

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