Sitka National Historical Park to host ‘Birding for Beginners’ as part of Saturday’s celebration of National Public Lands Day

 Join us from 9 a.m. until noon this Saturday, Sept 25, at the Sitka National Historical Park for “Birding for Beginners” activities in celebration of National Public Lands Day.

Family friendly activities will help explore the special connections between people and birds and learn basic bird identification techniques. Both ranger-led and self-guided activities will be available for people of all ages and skill levels to enjoy.

  • Outdoor stations will be set up at Totem Park for people to drop in and participate in birding activities at their own pace. Bird BINGO cards, word searches and coloring pages are also available.
  • At 9:30 a.m. join a park ranger for a short walk while identifying birds on the shore and in the forest. This activity is timed with low tide for maximum viewing opportunities.
  • At 10 a.m., and again at 11 a.m., join the rangers for a fun Food Web activity that highlights our relationship with our feathered friends. This is an active hands-on activity, great for kids.

Bring binoculars (or borrow ours), your favorite field guide and a song in your heart. Participants will walk away with budding new skills and their own bird checklist to begin their lifelong birding adventure.

About Charles Bingham

I build community and health project websites in Sitka, Alaska. My sites include http://www.sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org/, http://walksitka.wordpress.com/, http://sitkacycling.wordpress.com/, https://getoutsitka.wordpress.com/, and http://walkbikealaska.org. My portfolio site is http://charlesbingham.wordpress.com/. Since I build and maintain most of these sites on a volunteer basis, feel free to donate to me through PayPal to help with the costs, https://www.paypal.me/CWBingham3. Thanks
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