World Migratory Bird Day

May 14, 2022

9 AM–2 PM

Eastman Nature Center
13351 Elm Creek Road
Dayton, MN 55369
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Each spring, birds begin their journey north. Wood ducks, osprey, bluebirds, tanagers and more fly thousands of miles each year – some passing through Minnesota and some stopping here to stay and nest for the summer. Celebrate this incredible feat with speakers, bird banding, bird hikes and more.

  • Learn how to use binoculars
  • See bird banding
  • Free temporary bird tattoos
A red-tailed hawk sits in front of foliage.

Schedule of Events

All-Day Events

9 AM–2 PM

  • Talk to naturalists about birds and bird migration
  • Family bird challenge
  • Binocular challenge course
  • Guided bird walks, hourly starting at 10 AM (no registration required)
  • See a demonstration of bird banding
  • Check out live great-horned owl and owl artifacts
  • Games: Migration Game, Bird Match-up, Guess That Bird
  • Art activities: Make-and-take and creative play with bird puppets
  • Visit with representatives from National Camera Exchange (binoculars and other birding gear), Minnesota Decoy and Wildfowl Carving Club and Midwest Peregrine Society
  • Divine Swine food truck: bird-friendly coffee, doughnuts and lunch items for purchase

Scheduled Programs

7:00–8:30 AM:  Early morning bird walk (Advance registration required)

8:30–10 AM:  Early morning bird walk (Advance registration required)

9 AM–12 PM: Bird banding demonstration (interpretación en español disponible en este programa)

9:30 AM: Coffee for Birds presentation

10:30 AM: Celebrating 40 Years of Peregrine Falcon Recovery in the Upper Midwest presentation

11 AM: The Wandering Naturalist podcast live recording

12:30 PM: Backyard Bird Feeding presentation

1:30 PM: The Amazing Recovery of the Eastern Bluebird presentation