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Cornell Lab of Ornithology Migration Celebration
Wednesday September 13, 2017   |
Free annual event takes place September 16

Ithaca, N.Y.--The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is hosting its 11th annual Migration Celebration on Saturday, September 16, from 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m at 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, in Ithaca. With fall bird migration underway, it's a perfect time to come celebrate and learn about these incredible avian journeys through activities and exhibits that will appeal to all ages.

"Visitors can learn about the wonders of migration and hear from our scientists about ongoing bird research," explains organizer Anne Rosenberg. "They can watch live wild birds being banded, use software to visualize the sounds animals make, see live hawks and owls from the Cornell Raptor Program, learn about feeder birds and nests, plus a whole lot more."

New this year: Wildlife DJ Ben Mirin will perform in his unique beatbox music style, mixing in the sounds of birds and other animals to punctuate his high-energy performance at 3:00 p.m.

Free tickets for workshops will be available at the Lab's welcome table outside the main entrance to the Visitor Center. The Creamery and the Good Truck food truck will also be on site. The Migration Celebration is free and takes place rain or shine.

As one visitor put it, "Words cannot express the depth of gratitude I feel for what I and my son…got to experience today...getting to see behind the scenes…is so educational and inspiring!"

Migration Celebration is part of International Migratory Bird Day, which is celebrated all over the world at thousands of events.

For more information call the Cornell Lab at (607) 254-2473 or (800) 843-BIRD or visitbirds.cornell.edu/birdday.

Media Contact:
Pat Leonard, (607) 254-2137, pel27@cornell.edu
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