Migration Festival Celebrates Birds’ Flight South

Wisconsin, Horicon, USA

To celebrate thousands of geese preparing to migrate south for the winter, Oak Hammock Marsh is hosting a number of events this weekend and next weekend.

Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre will be joining the marsh with wildlife ambassadors, including a Peregrine Falcon. At 2 p.m. on Sunday September 26, a special presentation by Tracy Maconachie, project coordinator of Manitoba’s Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project, will offer some insights on the status of Peregrine Falcons in the province.

A bird banding session to see small songbirds up close will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, and again next Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3, respectively.

A horse-drawn wagon ride will show visitors all around the marsh from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. An extra fee of $4 for non-members of the Interpretive Centre and $2 for members apply for this half-hour to 45 minute ride.

On September 26, October 2 and 3, a four-course migration dinner will be offered in the Interpretive Centre. Pre-registration is required. Call 467-3300 for more details.

Download a complete list of activities (PDF, 229 KB).