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National Park Service Hosts Third Annual Bird Fest November 12

"This fun event will offer something for everyone, whether you are a novice or advanced birder, young or old."

 

October 26, 2016

WNPA

Photo: Mollie Hogan holds a Harris' Hawk, which is native to parts of Arizona, Texas, Mexico, Central America, and South America.

All bird enthusiasts are invited to attend this year's Bird Fest at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center on Saturday, November 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

"There will be live bird presentations, a variety of talks from bird experts, guided bird walks, children's activities, and representatives from over 30 bird and environmentally friendly organizations" said Sophia Wong, store and events manager for the Western National Parks Association. "This fun event will offer something for everyone, whether you are a novice or advanced birder, young or old."

Birdfest Flyer

The children's activities will be include a "Mommy and Me" reading, Boy Scout Merit Badges and much more. There will be guided bird walks during the event, with two early walks at 8:00 am and 8:30 am. Live birds will be on display and a live bird presentation will be given by Mollie Hogan from Nature of Wildworks.

Both the event and parking is free. A food vendor will be on site.

The Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center is located on the grounds of King Gillette Ranch at 26876 Mulholland Hwy., just east of Las Virgenes Road. For further information, contact [email protected] or 805-370-2302.

The event is co-sponsored by the National Park Service, the Conejo Valley Audubon Society, the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, the Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, and Western National Parks Association.

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