Burr Oak Woods Big Year, Jan. 12

The Big Year 2013:  A Celebration of Birds at Burr Oak Woods!

Whether you are brand new to bird watching or already obsessed, 2013 is going to be a great year to enjoy the beauty and mysteries of the avian world! The Burr Oak Woods Big Year events are inspired by the book, The Big Year by Mark Obmascik, a true story about three birders who traveled the continent, obsessed to spot the most North American Birds. Come and discover what birding is all about! Join us for a kick-off celebration for the year’s events which includes an engaging keynote speaker and videographer from Birdman Productions, Timothy Barksdale, who is the record holder for the Missouri Big Year Competition.

Bird banding demonstrations will let you see songbirds up close and personal. Members of the Burroughs Audubon Society will offer you expertise. Workshops will demonstrate how to attract birds to your yard with feeders and native plants. We will help jump start your Big Year with Birding 101 classes and bird watching hikes throughout the day. The Big Year Celebration includes door prizes and a schedule of birding events and classes for 2013!

Auditorium Presentations:
10:00 a.m. – Keynote Speaker: Timothy Barksdale
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. –Informational session about the Burr Oak Woods Big Year
competition rules, opportunities, and prizes!

Saturday, January 12, 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, Blue Springs MO

This sounds like a strong opportunity to earn Our Feathered Friends!

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