BLM to hold International Migratory Bird Day Festival

CEDAR CITY – Migratory birds are on their way to the northern hemisphere. Let’s welcome them back to our community by joining us in an International Migratory Bird Day Festival on May 12, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the West Canyon Park in Cedar City, Utah.

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting this event in partnership with the United States Forest Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Southern Utah University and Cedar Middle School Governors Youth Council. International Migratory Bird Day Celebration recognizes the plight of the migratory birds and the many conservation efforts to address their unique needs with information booths, games, bird walks, prizes and other demonstrations that cater to small children and their families.

Leading up to the International Migratory Bird Day Festival elementary school age students can participate in a poster contest that showcases migratory birds or their habitats. Poster contest entries must be legal size 8 ½ by 14 inches with the name of the student, grade and school. There are two categories for entries Kindergarten to 3rd grade and 4th through 6th grade. The entries are due by April 30, to the elementary schools or to the BLM at 176 East D. L. Sargent in Cedar City.

Please contact Sheri Whitfield for more information at 435-865-3065.

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