Lake Tahoe Bird Festival

Every year, TINS partners with the U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and many other agencies, organizations, and businesses, to bring the Lake Tahoe Bird Festival to Tahoe. The event is one of hundreds of International Migratory Bird Day festivals celebrated throughout the Americas. The festival will teach the Tahoe community about the incredible journey that migratory birds take each year. They travel thousands of miles between their breeding grounds and winter habitats! This is a day to support and increase awareness of conservation efforts while enjoying family-fun outdoor activities.


In 2014, the festival will be held on Saturday, June 7th from 10:00-3:30. All of the festival activities, except for the off-site bird walks to other birding locations, are located at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe. Participating agencies include the US Forest Service, Lahontan Audubon Society, Falconer Marie Gaspari-Crawford, Cabela's, and Point Reyes Bird Observatory. Here's the day's itinerary:


8:00   – Spooner Lake bird walk led by Dan Gaube (off site)*

8:00   – Blackwood Canyon bird walk led by Scott Dietrich (off site)*

10:00 – Festival begins

10:30 – Bird walk led by Kirk Hardie

11:00  Falconer presentation

11:30  Bird walk led by Will Richardson

12:15  Landscaping for birds presentation by McBride's Nursery

12:30  Bird walk led by Kirk Hardie

1:15    Getting a better look optics presentation by Cabela's

2:30    Falconer presentation

4:00   – Festival ends


*For more information on off site bird walks, click HERE 






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