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Celebration of birds returns to Taylor Creek

Birds of prey, like the osprey shown here, will be among the species celebrated at the South Shore this Saturday.
Sylas Wright | File photo

The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will host the sixth annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival on June 13, at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on State Route 89. Residents and visitors are invited to attend this free family event from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

The event includes guided bird walks along the Rainbow Trail every hour from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., talks on gardening for birds and birding with the family, information on migratory birds and a presentation by Master Falconer Marie Gaspari Crawford that includes live birds of prey. Early morning off-site birding tours will also be offered at both Blackwood Canyon and Spooner Lake.

Additional participants of the Bird Festival include the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Lahontan Audubon Society.

For a schedule of activities, visit http://www.tinsweb.org.

TINS is a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of natural history, conservation and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education and outreach. TINS has a long-term goal of bringing a world class interpretive nature center and educational facility to the Tahoe area.

Ruby Lyon, Provided

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