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International Migratory Bird Day Celebration Taking Place At LaBagh Woods

 Millions of birds are migrating through Chicago
Millions of birds are migrating through Chicago
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CHICAGO — LaBagh Woods will host an International Migratory Bird Day celebration from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The forest preserve is one of Chicago's most popular bird watching sites, with more than 150 bird species documented there. That includes birds like the Orchard Oriole, Bufflehead, American Wigeon, Eastern Screech Owl, Northern Pittail and Caspian Tern.

Activities on Saturday will include bird walks, shrub planting, watching bird banding and meeting a raptor.

Hundreds of bird species are migrating their way through the city, making their way north while stopping at many of Chicago's bird paradises. That includes Montrose Point, Big Marsh and countless other spots along Lake Michigan's shoreline and even in the city's interior.

Birds fly through Chicago from as far south as Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Their journeys can cover more than 12,000 miles round trip.

This event is part of the “Chicago Urban Treaty Project” funded through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Five Star & Urban Waters Restoration Program, through funding provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Urban Bird Treaty Program, according to a news release.

For more information on the event, click here.