The day finally arrived! International Migratory Bird Day! It was a cloudy, rainy day, but luckily most of our activities were indoors. We had quite a few activities ready to go for the day. These were:
- Make your own Bird Mask
- Coloring Extravaganza
- Bird Bingo
- Migration Game
- Short film “Piper”
- Bird Pledge Board
- Peregrine Falcon Table and Spotting Scope
When visitors entered the interpretive center, they were given a passport with a sticker to “migrate” from station to station! The most popular stations were the bird mask making station and the peregrine falcon table/scope. Each station had a staff member or volunteer in charge, some of which were my fellow EFTA interns Gabie, Johnny and Jasmine! When people participated in at least two of the stations, they were able to choose a prize from our prize box! Some of our prizes were bird buddy bracelets, small posters, post cards, bookmarks and more! We also had the opportunity to partner with Hatfield Marine Science Center and Brian Booth State Park, to lead bird walks. These walks were bilingual, thanks to our amazing bird guide Stephanie Loredo, a past EFTA intern.
Overall, we all had a blast and it was really fun being able to educate the public about the migratory birds in the area and the ways they can help conserve them! I’m really happy that I was able to help plan this event and celebrate it with the wonderful Yaquina Head visitors.