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Fairchild's Third Annual Bird Day
Fairchild's Third Annual Bird Day

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When: Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden presents our Third Annual Bird Day. 

This fun and educational day will be full of activities to inspire life-long ‘birders’ and bird novices alike. Leading ornithological experts will give presentations and answer your bird questions. Take a Bird Walk with an expert birder, buy bird attracting plants for your garden and learn all about our feathered friends at Fairchild’s Third Annual Bird Day!

Talks and Lectures
Garden House 

10:00 a.m.                  Roger Hammer, Attracting Hummingbirds to
                                     Your South Florida Garden

11:00 a.m.                  Dr. Carl Lewis and Amy Padolf, FTBG,
                                     Bird Citizen Science at Fairchild 

1:00 p.m.                    James A. Kushlan Guest Lecturer-Keynote Speaker
                                     David Sibley, Sibley's Birding Basics

3:00 p.m.                    Joe Barros, Birding 101

Corbin A 

12:00 p.m.                  Rafael Galvez, Birds of the Everglades, Sketches

2:00 p.m.                    Brian Rapoza, Miami's Unique Assemblage of
                                     Backyard Birds

Bird Walks

7:00 a.m.                    Led by Joe Barros, walk begins at the Visitor Center

11:30 a.m.                  For kids, led by Laura Reynolds and Brian Rapoza,
                                     walk begins at the Chickee Hut near the Learning Garden

 2:30 p.m.                   For kids, led by Laura Reynolds and Brian Rapoza,
                                     walk begins at the Chickee Hut near the Learning Garden

4:15 p.m.                    Led by Joe Barros and Brian Rapoza,
                                     starts at the Garden House

 Activities for Kids 

Don’t miss bird crafts, as well as educational games and information on bird adaptations and migration patterns. There will also be the opportunity to adopt a bird for your children. 

Adopt a Fairchild Bird

Adopt a Red-shouldered Hawk, an Anhinga or an Ibis today and support Fairchild.
Find out more information.

Fairchild's Bird Day is made possible with the generous support of the James A. Kushlan Bird Conservation Program. 

Upcoming Festivals

The Edible Garden Festival, October 22 and 23, 2011
The Ramble, November 11, 12 and 13, 2011
The Chocolate Festival with Coffee and Tea, January 20, 21 and 22, 2012

Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.

Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17. 

Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes! 

Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.


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