Peterborough Public Library and Bird Friendly Peterborough Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day

On May 13, 2023 from 1 to 4pm, the Peterborough Public Library and Bird Friendly Peterborough will be celebrating World Migratory Bird Day in the FOL Community Room at the library.

Local environmental and wildlife groups will be on hand to help you with ideas and projects for making your gardens, yards and buildings more bird-friendly. Learn about Peterborough's new Bird-Friendly City certification, actions the Library is taking, and how you can help make our communities more bird-friendly. This event will also feature door prizes, a live bird demo by a falconry expert, a family-friendly bird origami craft drop-in by library staff, and a bird ID scavenger hunt.

The Library will be launching its new collection of Birdwatching Kits that will be available to borrow with your library card. The kits have been made possible through generous donations from Peterborough Field Naturalists and Bird Friendly Peterborough. The kits come in a backpack and contain binoculars, bird identification guides and activities for adults and families.

The grand reveal of the Library's bird-safe window decal installation will be at 2 pm, making it the first City building to do so in collaboration with BFP. Peterborough’s Bird Friendly City certification will be officially presented to Mayor Jeff Leal. City Councillors, City staff, First Nations representatives, and BFP funders, along with the general public are invited to celebrate the day with us.

“With our Native Plant Garden creating bird habitat in Library Commons, our new Birdwatching Kits, and bird-safe window treatments, the Library is proud to be a part of this Bird-Friendly City.” – Mark Stewart, Library Services Manager