The Necanicum Watershed Council presents the 13th annual fundraising event, “Necanicum Bird Discovery Day.”

This year’s event on Saturday, April 13, at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, is once again timed to take full advantage of the spring migratory birds as they pass through Seaside on the Pacific Flyway.

Join the council and friends at 8 a.m.  for a morning walk and to learn how to identify many of our feathered migratory friends.

Bring the family to the Community Center after 10 to build and take home your own bird house, make a fish print, or decorate your own reusable bag.

Stop by and visit booths from various partners, including Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District, Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Seaside Aquarium, and Haystack Rock Awareness Program while you browse an amazing selection of raffle prizes.

Josh Saranpaa, the executive director of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, will be giving a presentation about wildlife rehabilitation and WCNC, why wildlife rehabilitation is important, and how you can help. In addition, if the animal is willing, there will be a live bird for the audience to meet and learn about. Also join Barbara Linnett, a local bird enthusiast, volunteer and hummingbird lover for a presentation and discussion on hummingbirds at 10:30am. Hummingbirds are considered the jewels of the sky. The talk will focus on two of the most common; Anna’s and Rufus hummingbirds.

To learn more about the council, visit www.necanicumwatershed.org.

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