[Ontbirds] Durham Festival of Birds - Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Glenda Jones via ONTBIRDS birdalert at ontbirds.ca
Fri Apr 25 01:19:45 EDT 2014

This special event is announced with permission from the Ontbirds

Durham Festival of Birds
Presented by Pickering Naturalists, Durham Region Field Naturalists and
North Durham Nature

Sunday May 25 at Port Whitby Marina, 310 Watson St. Whitby Ontario.
Register by May 10th for either event at
http://designtree.ca/entry-form-skies/festivalhome.htm.  Space is limited. 
Net proceeds will go to a local charity.

Wings Over Whitby - Fun for the whole Family
9:00am-4pm May 25 Port Whitby Marina
Join our expert presenters for some fun birding workshops, followed by a
scavenger hunt at nearby birding hot spots! Check-lists for the hunt will be
distributed to each team prior to departure from the Marina and you can find
as many species (or as few) as your team wishes.  Come back to the Marina at
the end of your hunt and join other birders for some light refreshments
later in the afternoon.  You may also win a prize donated by our sponsors.
Adults and children will enjoy this relaxed approach to bird finding and
identification, so get a group together, think of a cool name for your team
and register at the link provided above! 
Maximum 6 members per team/$5.00 per member.

Durham Skies Big Day - a 24 hour birding event for experienced birders
This event begins Saturday May 24.  On May 24th, check in between noon and
4:00pm at Durham Skies - 1410 Bayly St., Pickering (in person or via
telephone).  Your 24 hour bird search will commence at your check-in time.
Finish your Big Day back at the Whitby Marina for refreshments and prizes
donated by our sponsors!
For experienced birders looking for a challenge, here is an opportunity to
spend a full 24 hours birding in a friendly, yet competitive environment.
Search all of Durham Region for as many species as possible... but don't
think it will be easy!  Remember that individual permits are required to
enter Nonquon Sewage Lagoons.
Get your team together and register at the link provided above!  Good luck
to everyone.

Look for us on Facebook at 'Durham Festival of Birds'. Thanks to our
sponsors for making this special day possible - Durham Skies, Manfrotto,
Zeiss, Staples (Ajax), Celestron, Kowa, Orion, Sky-Watcher, Urban Nature
Store and the 3 Durham Nature Clubs.

Questions can be directed to durhamfestival at pickeringnaturalists.org.

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