Nashville Zoo’s Birds Get All the Attention on May 7
Nashville Zoo will spotlight its feathered residents during Avian Awareness Day on Sunday, May 7 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.
Educational stations will be set up throughout the Zoo that explore how birds navigate their way through various daily and annual challenges, and both kids and adults can enjoy comparing their “wing spans” to our feathered friends. Other activities include egg and feather displays, keeper talks, docent stations at many of our bird exhibits, and encounters with some of our ambassador animals.
Keeper Talk Schedule
11:00 a.m. - Flamingo
1:30 p.m.- Saddle Billed Stork
2:00 p.m. - Birds at Critter Encounters
2:30 p.m. - Cassowary
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.
Avian Awareness Day is free with Zoo admission or membership.