Need Something To Do Saturday?


Things start to happen when the weather warms up. Among those things is the migration of people from the cozy interior of their homes out into the sunshine. Approximately 1,800 species of birds do the same thing.

These aptly named migratory birds also find a place to summer, sometimes flying great distances for the perfect combination of food, weather patterns and habitat.

Learn more about these fine fowl and get yourself and the kiddos outside today for International Migratory Bird Day. There are kid-centric, family friendly events happening at two spots close to home.

The Peregrine Fund World Center for Birds of Prey is hosting an educational day of art projects and live demonstrations with the birds that call the center home. Check out the website for a complete list of daily activities and a schedule of when those demonstrations take place. The center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; admission is $7, FREE for children younger than 4 years old.

The MK Nature Center is also hosting a day of activities that include bird watching, investigating owl pellets and exploring the center’s new woodpecker and waterfowl stations. Representatives from the Boise National Forest, Idaho Bird Observatory, Idaho Depertment of Fish and Game and the Golden Eagle Audubon Society will be on hand to answer questions. Hours are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and the event is FREE to attend.