PONCA – Flock to Ponca State Park for the second weekend of Marsh Madness on Saturday, March 10th.
The early birds will get the best views on the Sunrise Bird tour starting at 6 a.m. Guides from the Loess Hills Audubon Society will help visitors spot and identify waterfowl on their migration journey. Binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras are encouraged. Guests should pre-register for this free event by calling (402) 755-2284.
At 1 p.m. attendees can view the Winged Migration film at the Resource and Education Center. The film will cover the migration of a variety of birds throughout 40 countries. Popcorn will be served while viewers see birds travel the Artic, the Amazon and more.
Park guests can put their migration skills to the test at 2 p.m. Birds often travel up to 2,000 miles while migrating. Great Migration Challenge participants will see what birds face on their journey and will try to make it from their wintering grounds to their end destination. Those interested should meet at the Resource and Education Center.
Close out the day with the Sunset Bird Tour at 6:30 Saturday evening. The Loess Hills Audubon Society will be back to accompany bird watcher as they witness the migrators returning to the Marsh for a rest. Binoculars, spotting scopes and bird books will be available. Pre-register by calling the same number for the Sunrise Bird Tour. There is a limit of 10 people per tour.
This weekend, there will be a 20 percent discount on all bird merchandise and a 30 percent discount on mini-lodges. For more information on this and other area events, visit the Events Calendar under the Community tab on waynedailynews.com.