Friday, August 28, 2009

ROM EVENT - MIGRATING SONGBIRDS - OCT. 18

For the next month, 3 billion, miraculous, colorful songbirds are migrating through the city of Toronto on route to Latin America to spend the winter. They will stay there for 7 months and then head back north in the spring to the boreal forest - "Canada's songbird nursery of the north!" So keep your eyes peeled! At daybreak, they come down to rest and may be seen darting expertly among the foliage of your trees and shrubs in search of tasty insects. They are most likely Warblers. They move fast and can seem quite tiny. You may see some flashes of yellow which is a predominant color of many. They are refueling! By the time they reach Latin America, they will have flown approximately 5,000 km in the black of night!!
Please come out to this interesting event to learn more and to discover
what simple things you can do to help these miraculous migrants!
Miraculous Migrants:
Why Songbird Conservation Begins at Home!
Sunday, October 18, 1 - 3 pm
Please join Dr. Bridget Stutchbury of York University and Christina Sharma of Project CHIRP! at the Royal Ontario Museum for an informative and empowering talk on songbird conservation. Review present songbird population trends, causes and solutions, the miraculous feats of our migratory songbirds, and how to create songbird-friendly gardens. Discover how your choices as a consumer can protect critical songbird habitat.
Call 416-236-7234 for more information

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