Birds and beaches go together like people and beaches-they’re a natural fit, but sometimes we humans forget that we share the shore with birds. By learning about how birds use the beach we hope to increase public awareness and involvement in bird conservation. If we all make small changes in our beach going behaviors, we can ensure birds thrive at Little Talbot Island and Timucuan Preserve for years to come. For the 3rd
year in a row, onSaturday, April 16, 2016, the National Park Service is co-hosting International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) with the Florida Park Service at Little Talbot Island State Park (LTI). Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation
is free with paid admission to Little Talbot Island State Park ($5.00 per vehicle).
Little Talbot Island State Park is located at 12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226. This family-friendly event will be held from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Pavilions 9 and 10. It includes special spotting scope talks and interactive bird themed activity stations. Spotting scopes will be used during the event to bird watch without disturbing birds.
The Timucuan Preserve provides important places for migratory birds to nest, winter, or stopover during migration. Nature related activities such as birding are enjoyed by visitors year-round. Find you park and celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service and the upcoming centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act with us.
Volunteers of high school age and up are needed to make this event happen. If you are interested in helping out with this program, register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IMBD2016
More information please contact Cicely at Community@jacksonvillejaycees.org