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 2015, the festival will be held on Saturday, June 13th 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, and McBride’s Nursery. Planning is underway for interactive family fun activities and a food truck!
This year we will be offereing early morning bird walks at Spooner Lake and Blackwood Canyon. For more information and to register for the Spooner Lake hike CLICK HERE. For more information and to register for the Blackwood Canyon hike CLICK HERE.
Here's the day's tentative itinerary:
2015 Bird Festival Schedule
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 – Birding with the Family by Chris Siano
12:30 – Bird walk led by Kirk Hardie
1:15 – Landscaping for birds presentation by McBride's Nursery
2:30 – Falconer presentation
3:30 – Festival ends