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Taylor Creek Visitor Center to host Lake Tahoe Bird Festival

The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) 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 Highway 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/lake-tahoe-bird-festival or http://www.fs.usda.gov/news/ltbmu/news-events.

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. For more information, visit http://www.tinsweb.org.

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