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International Migratory Bird Day, October 16th
By Erika Gates
Oct 14, 2010 - 11:50:38 AM

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Male Baltimore Oriole

Freeport, Grand Bahama -  Come out this Saturday, October 16th, at 8 am to the Garden of the Groves and share with me the miracle of the migration of birds.  We will discuss their migratory routes, find out how we can assist in habitat conservation, and observe several early arrivals at the Garden - seen during the past week:  male Painted Bunting, Blackpoll Warblers, Northern Parula, Prairie, Northern and Louisiana Waterthrush, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Grey Catbird, Ovenbird and Baltimore Oriole.

Prothonotary Warbler

Later, over complimentary coffee, tea and pastries, we will select the birder with the largest number of species on his or her list.  This person will receive a "Birds of the Bahamas" certificate sponsored by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Grand Bahama Nature Tours, as well as this year's IMBD t-shirt showcasing the Peregrine Falcon. So, please bring your Bahamian Bird checklist.

Male Painted Bunting

See you on Saturday, October 16th at 8 am!

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