Take part in International Migratory Bird Day at Alaska Zoo
From 19 May 2013 To 19 May 2013Address
The Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
Watching birds migrate is a surefire way to mark the beginnings and ends of the seasons and they also play an important part in the world's ecological processes.
More than half of all bird species nesting in the US are neotropical migratory birds, which means they nest in the US and Canada but fly to Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean for the winter.
Keen ornithologists staying in Anchorage hotels can take part in International Migratory Bird Day if they visit the city's zoo on May 19th.
Between 11:00 and 17:00 AKDT, attendees will be able to learn more about migratory cycles, look at birds close-up and watch displays by specially trained handlers.
As a grand finale, resident bald eagle Tiska will come out to celebrate her 40th birthday, making her the oldest animal at the zoo.
It will be easy to get to the event from the Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage in a car, as the accommodation is only around 13 minutes away.