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Taking flight at Audubon Greenwich

May 12, 2019

GREENWICH — Audubon Greenwich celebrated World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday with a nest-load of activities.

Ted Gilman, an education specialist and senior naturalist with Audubon Greenwich, met with birders of all experience levels. He pointed out nests made by migrating birds, made bird calls and explained how to identify all different types of birds. Bird fans of all ages grabbed binoculars and got a closer look at the migrating birds.

Julie DesChamps, co-founder of Skip The Straw Greenwich, was on hand to explain how plastic debris poses a risk of both ingestion and entanglement, which can lead to illness, entrapment, and serious injury, for migratory birds.

Visitors to Audubon Greenwich also took in a celebratory bird walk, enjoyed breakfast and watched a live raptor show by Christine’s Critters that featured owls and other birds of prey.