International Migratory Bird Day, observed annually on the second Saturday of May, encourages the public to celebrate and learn about birds.
Nebraska is situated on a major bird migration route, and thousands of species pass through each spring and fall. This makes Nebraska a wonderful place for birdwatching. It also led conservationists from Nebraska to extend International Migratory Bird Day to an entire month. Throughout May, approximately 50 events will take place across the state in which individuals and families can attend guided bird walks, learn about how to make their backyards more bird friendly make bird feeders and much more.
Most Nebraska Migratory Bird Month events are free and all will give those who attend a greater understanding and appreciation for the feathered visitors that pass through our state each year. For more information or to find a birding event near you, visit the Nebraska Bird Month website.