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. Migratory birds 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 2016, the festival will be held on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00-3:30. All of the festival activities, except for the 8am off-site bird walk, are located at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center in South Lake Tahoe. Participating agencies include the US Forest Service, Lahontan Audubon Society, and presentations by Falconer Marie Gaspari-Crawford. Planning is underway for interactive family fun activities!
2016 Bird Festival Schedule
8:00 – Morning Bird Walk offering (off site)*
10:00 – Festival begins
10:00 – Bird walk led by Kirk Hardie
10:30 – Live Falconer presentation
11:00 – Bird walk led by Will Richardson
12:00 – Bird walk led by Kirk Hardie
12:30 - Optics Talk
1:30 – Landscaping for birds presentation by Will Richardson
2:30 – Falconer presentation
3:30 – Festival ends