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Birdfest at Nescopeck State Park

Ongoing from 10 a.m. to  3:30 p.m. in the Nature Discovery Area: Crafts, Games, Build-a-bird house, Build-a-bird feeder

8 to 9:45 a.m. Mist-netting and Bird Banding
Watch Dr. Jeff Stratford from Wilkes University as he captures, bands, and releases songbirds.
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9 to 10:45 a.m. Bird Walk
Join Conservation Volunteers Dave Kruel and Jonathan DeBalko for a guided bird walk. They’ll offer tips on bird identification along the way. Binoculars will be provided.
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10 to 10:45 a.m. Kids’ Bird Walk
Take a short walk with park staff in search of birds near the Park Office.
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11 to 11:45 a.m. Bluebird Walk & Talk
Learn about the PA Bluebird Society and the PA State Parks’ cavity nesting program with Dr. Jeff Stratford from Wilkes University, park staff, and Conservation Volunteer ‘Bluebird John’ Jakoby.
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11 to 11:30 a.m. Meet the Author—Karen Yarrish
Enjoy the reading of children’s book Springtime Birds in My Backyard by the author herself. A limited number of books will be given away, first come first served.
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11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Walk with a Biologist Young Forest Habitat: A Critical Need For Many Species
Join Wildlife Management Supervisor Kevin Wenner from the PA Game Commission on a walk through the fields. Learn about the efforts underway to increase young forest habitat for wildlife.
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12 to 12:45 p.m. Bird Friendly Yards
Learn about how you can make your yard into more suitable habitat for birds. A limited number of seed packets and native plants will be given away, first come first served.
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1 to 1:30 p.m. Birds and their Adaptations
Join park staff for an up-close look at what makes birds so unique (no live animals).
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1 to 1:45 p.m. The State of the Birds in Pennsylvania
Doug Gross, retired PA Game Commission biologist and eBird coordinator, will share with us the results of the PA Breeding Bird Atlas and the status of bird populations in Pennsylvania.
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2 to 3 p.m. Live Birds of Prey
See live raptors from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
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3:15 to 4 p.m. Understanding a Killer West Nile Virus in Ruffed Grouse
West Nile Virus (WNV) is increasingly implicated in population declines of Ruffed Grouse. Join PA Game Commission wildlife biologist Lisa Williams to hear up-to-date research findings and learn what landowners can do to minimize West Nile Virus risks.

1137 Honeyhole Rd, Drums, Pennsylvania 18222
Drums, Pennsylvania 18222 41° 5' 30.9732" N, 75° 52' 53.0364" W
Start date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 08:00
End date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 16:00
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/556646481511007/