Maryland Bird Day LIVE

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!Owl Happy Hour Logo
Friday 10/09:
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!City of Salisbury Logo
12:00PM-
12:30PM
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.Lunch and Learn Logo
3:00PM –
3:45PM
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. Youth MOS Logo
6:00PM –
6:30PM
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! Keep LaPlata Green
Saturday 10/10:
9:00AM:
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. Saturday Morning Coffee House Logo

Please reach out to the Maryland Bird Day LIVE team at birddaylive@marylandbirds.org with any questions.

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