After a long winter, the migratory birds are coming back to the area. Join your neighbors in welcoming them back at Lacey Woods Park in Arlington.

Celebrate the return of the hummingbirds, osprey, and more from their winter trips to South America. This event, hosted by the Arington County Parks and Recreation, will be fun for the whole family.

Event Details

WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 9–11 a.m.
WHERE: Lacey Woods Park Picnic Shelter | 1200 North George Mason Drive | Arlington, VA
PARKING: FREE surface lot

Enjoy arts and crafts, educational bird walks, games, and more as you gather to herald the return of the area's migratory birds. The first 25 families who arrive will get a free pair of pocket binoculars to enjoy the day's bird-watching. This event would be great fun for children ages 3 and up.


What is World Migratory Bird Day?

Held the second Saturdays in May and October, World Migratory Bird Day is an international outreach effort. Its main purpose is to help the planet's conservation of migratory bird species and raise awareness about them.

For 2019, the theme of World Migratory Bird Day is Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Solution. The hope is that coordinated events will focus on educating the public on how plastic garbage can harm birds. Organizations all over the globe have registered their events to get the word out about this important issue.

Know Before You Go

  • This is an outdoor event. In the event of rain, it may be canceled.
  • Wear comfortable clothes; you may be participating in a nature walk.
  • Bird-friendly coffee will be available for purchase, but you can bring your own snacks as well.

For more information, visit the Arlington Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

**All photos in this article are courtesy of Pexels.

Are you an avid bird-watcher? How do you celebrate World Migratory Bird Day? Let us know in the comments!