Avian Awareness Day

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Avian Awareness Day

05/12/2018, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Nashville Zoo’s Birds Get All the Attention on May 12

Nashville Zoo will spotlight its feathered residents during Avian Awareness Day on Saturday, May 12 from 10am - 3pm. Zoo guests can participate in activities that focus on the importance of birds throughout the world, Nashville Zoo avian conservation projects and how you can help birds in your own backyard.

Avian Awareness Day highlights the journey of migratory birds as they make passage between their breeding grounds in North America and their wintering grounds in Central and South America.

Activities include: educational stations set up at many of the bird exhibits throughout the Zoo, keeper talks, and encouters with some of our ambassador animals.

Avian Awareness Day celebrates International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), an event founded in 1993 by a coalition of bird-minded organizations that recognized the need for a unified focus on the conservation of migratory birds. Zoos across the country celebrate IMBD, raising awareness for the nearly 350 species that travel between nesting habitats and non-breeding habitats each year. 2018 is also the "Year of the Bird" celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act - a pivotal piece of legislation that continues to save countless birds' lives.

Avian Awareness Day is free with Zoo admission or membership.