HPD bird festival to be held May 17

The Hancock Park District will host a Bird Fest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the “Doc” Phillips Discovery Center in Oakwoods Nature Preserve.
The program is for anybody interested in birds.
The morning will include guided walks for various skill levels, a light breakfast as well as a bird banding demonstration by a member of the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society.
The afternoon will include more guided walks; a talk on falconry by state falconer John Blakeman; hawks on display, courtesy of the Black Swamp Raptor Rehabilitation Center; and a drive to Findlay Reservoirs to look for waterfowl and shorebirds.
Registration should be made by Wednesday, May 14. All-day participation will cost $8 per person. Half-day registration is $5 per person for either 8 a.m.-noon time or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. time slots.
For more information call the park district office at 419-425-PARK/7275.



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