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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cedar City Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/02/13
Contacts: Yanavey McCloskey , 435-865-3032  

BLM Partners with Local Businesses and Organizations to Celebrate Migratory Birds!


Cedar City, Utah--- Celebrate migratory birds with family and friends at the International Migratory Bird Day Festival on May 11 from 9 am to 1 pm, at the West Canyon Park in Cedar City.  Hosted by the BLM Cedar City Office, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Zion National Park, Southern Utah University, The Grind and Home Depot; this annual event marks the return of migratory birds to Southern Utah with informational booths, activities and exhibits.
 
Special this year, organizers are preparing an interactive bird banding demonstration to begin promptly at 9 am. Bird banding illustrates the process of tagging birds for identification. This provides great information for biologist on specific bird species. In addition to the bird banding demonstration, there will be a bird hike and identification activity, along with a Merit Badge Counselor to assist boy scouts with their Bird Study Merit Badge.

Leading up to the event, individuals are invited to participate in a Poster and Photo Contest. Winners of the contest will be announced at the Festival.

The rules are simple:

  • One entry per person in each category
  • Poster Contest--- Kindergarten to 3rd Grade and 4th to 6th Grade
  • Photo Contest--- Original amateur or professional photos
  • Include name with contact information, and category with each entry
  • Submit entries to birdday.cc@gmail.com or BLM Cedar City Office, 176 East DL Sargent Drive, Cedar City, UT 84721
Submissions will be accepted until May 1, 2013. For more information, please contact by phone 435-865-3065 or email birdday.cc@gmail.com.
 
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Cedar City Field Office   176 East D.L. Sargent Drive      Cedar City, UT 84720  

Last updated: 05-02-2013