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Join us in celebrating World Migratory Bird Day with a variety of activities and programs available each day!

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Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with us! Join us each day for a variety of programs and activities! Pick and choose which ones you want to participate in, or join them all! There will be self-guided outdoor activities (to do in your backyard, local park, or on the Refuge), crafts, educational videos, live programs, and informational posts.

Daily Themes:

  • Thursday, May 6th: Wildflowers & Pollinators
  • Friday, May 7th: Art & Photography
  • Saturday, May 8th: Migratory Birds of SF Bay (WMBD)
  • Sunday, May 9th: Momma Birds in the Marsh (Happy Mother's Day!)

A schedule of all activities will be posted at

Photo Contest with SFBBO:

Submit your best photos for the following migratory-related categories! They could be photos from past outdoor trips, or ones you collect over this week. Submissions are due Friday, May 7th via email: OR on Instagram with the hashtag, #BirdsOnTheRoad2021. Winners for each category will be featured on SFBBO social media accounts.

  • Backyard Birding: urban dwellers
  • Mama Takes the Wheel: mama birds with their fledglings
  • Rest Stop: birds resting, feeding, or drinking
  • On the Road Again: birds in flight
  • World-Traveler: non-resident species that is just stopping by on their journey!

Programs that require additional sign-up:

Questions? Email:

Virtual Bird Fest is brought to you by the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, in partnership with San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge!

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