9th Annual Birding and Blues
This event features a slate of bird related seminars addressing topics from bird conservation to the natural history of seabirds, from the Characteristics of the Dusky Canada Goose to Beginning Birding and Gardening for Birds.
For the outdoor minded, the festival features 14 birding hikes led by experienced birders to a wide variety of local habitat. A free bird of prey demonstration will be offered Friday afternoon, and kids can help decorate the Kiawanda Community Center’s great hall in a children’s workshop on bird-themed art. Following the free community open house at 7p.m. Friday, for a nominal fee, the festival is proud to be showing the feature film, “The Big Year”, starring Steve Martin and Jack Black.
For more information on the 2012 Birding & Blues Festival or to register in advance, visit www.birdingandblues.com.