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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


April 12, 2012

Take a guided Early Morning Bird Walk and discover wild, migratory birds at the zoo

Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
206.548.2550 |

Early Morning Bird Walk on May 12, 6:45-9:30 am at Woodland Park Zoo celebrates International Migratory Bird Day with a guided tour of zoo grounds with a keeper to learn about migratory birds. Registration is required 

Photo credit: Dave Richardson


In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, take a guided tour of zoo grounds with a keeper and learn firsthand about the wild birds that call Woodland Park Zoo home, and those that make it a temporary home during their annual migration. Zookeepers and expert staff will be your guides, giving natural history and birding tips to participants of all ages and levels of experience. The walk will last approximately two hours. Please bring binoculars and weather-appropriate clothing. A light breakfast of pastries and coffee will be served.


Saturday, May 12, 6:45-9:30 a.m. 


The bird walk departs from the zoo’s South Entrance at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N.


$20 per adult non-zoo member; $10 per adult zoo member. Children 12 and under are free. Parking: $5.25.

You must reserve your space to participate in the Early Morning Bird Walk. RSVP by emailing Space is limited to the first 50 RSVPs.


International Migratory Bird Day highlights the migration of nearly 350 bird species between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in South and Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Many think of migratory birds as symbolic harbingers of spring and melodious songsters of the woods, but migratory birds are also an important economic resource, controlling insect pests and generating billions in recreational dollars. Unfortunately, research has shown that many migratory bird populations are in decline, facing a growing number of threats on their migration routes and in both their summer and winter habitats. Thus, International Migratory Bird Day, in addition to being a day to foster appreciation, is a call to action.

Summer zoo hours and admission fees, May 1-September 30: 9:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. daily, Adult (1364) id="mce_marker"7.75; Child (312) id="mce_marker"1.50. Free for children 2 and under year round. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with disabilities receive a discount and zoo members receive free zoo admission year round. Parking: $5.25. For more information, visit or call 206.548.2500.


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