Bird stories, photos, tips are part of online Algoma Bird Celebration
ALGOMA – The annual Algoma Bird Celebration planned for April was canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the organizing Bird City Algoma Committee is replacing it with an online celebration throughout the month of September, which the city has proclaimed International Migratory Bird Month.
Algoma was named a Bird City Wisconsin in 2012, and this monthlong event highlights the wide diversity of birds that visit the area, shares ways to enjoy the birds and offers suggestions on conserving and restoring migratory bird habitats.
It is being held to recognize World Migratory Bird Day, which takes place in the Americas on Oct. 10 and whose theme this year is “Birds Connect Our World,” emphasizing the importance of protecting migratory bird habitats.
Educational and entertaining posts about birds, birding and creating a bird-friendly yard are being featured on "Bird City Algoma" Facebook page. The Bird City Algoma website offers links to past Algoma Bird Celebration programs and a video display of photos taken by local bird watchers.
Bird watchers and other interested parties can take part by sharing favorite bird stories of their own. Selected stories will be published on the Bird City Algoma website, and the story judged best by the committee will receive a T-shirt or gift certificate. Contributors will receive a Bird City Algoma pen. Photos can accompany stories.
A funny experience with the feathered friends, rescuing an injured bird, observations of interesting bird behavior, and making one's yard an inviting space for birds are among the subjects that will be considered. To submit a story or photo, email [email protected] or text 920-255-7224.
For Algoma Bird Celebration updates and to see bird photos and submitted stories, visit facebook.com/Algoma2012 or birdcityalgoma.com. For more information, email [email protected] or call 920-560-2419 and leave a message.
Contact Christopher Clough at 920-741-7952, 920-562-8900 or [email protected].
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