We’re bringing together Maryland’s youth, conservationists, and community members with one thing in common: a passion for Maryland’s birds!
Join us as we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day virtually October 8th through the 10th. Birds Connect Our World and connect each of us.
Here are some of the events we are planning:
|Thursday 10/08 |
|7:00PM:||Owl Happy Hour
|Project SNOWstorm and Project Owlnet are two ongoing efforts designed to discover more about the impressive Snowy Owl and the elusive Saw Whet. Learn more about how these projects started, what they have learned and plans for the future. REGISTER HERE!|
|10:00AM:||City of Salisbury Official Bird Announcement|
|Tune into Facebook Live to join Julia as she reveals the Official Bird of the City of Salisbury. Residents have been busy voting for one of five different species. Will it be the Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Chimney Swift, Cardinal, or Red Bellied Woodpecker? View the recorded Live Stream here!|
|Lunch N Learn with Dr. Sonja Kolstoe and Gabriel Foley|
|Tracking Birds: Effecting Change – What do an economist and Maryland’s Atlas coordinator have in common? Both are utilizing eBird data to draw insightful conclusions about the value and distribution of birds. Grab your lunch and join us for a fascinating look at two different ways in which eBird is shedding light on the state of our birds. Register for this free talk here. Register for this free talk here.|
|Prime Time Birding with Jonathan Irons|
|Birding hotspots 12 months of the year, insights, tips, and target species. Chasing rarities? This one is for you. Discover some of Maryland’s most beautiful birding locations from a World Series of Birding record holder. Register for this free talk here.|
|Purple Martins with Maryland’s First Bird City|
|Join in on Facebook Live to see what the Town of La Plata in Southern Maryland is doing since becoming the first Bird City and selecting its Official Bird the Purple Martin. Town celebrations, art galleries, nesting projects, native plantings and more encourage and engage both residents and visitors. Purple Martins have fledged and traveled to their wintering grounds. Learn more about where they were born, then join the international program immediately following to see where they’ve gone. Tune in live!|
|Discover the lands our neotropical migrants are headed to and how coffee grown in the shade ensures their survival while providing a living wage to farmers with Bill Wilson, Founder of Birds and Beans Coffee, Justine Bowe, Bird Friendly Coffee Program Manager for the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and Paul Baicich, Author. Participants are eligible to receive coffee courtesy of Birds and Beans Coffee and other exciting giveaways. Join us for a morning Coffee Klatch and let’s talk about our favorite subject. Register for this free talk here.|
Please reach out to the Maryland Bird Day LIVE team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.