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Bronx Zoo Birdathan to feature more than 238 species

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The Wildlife Conservation Society is inviting everyone to come and meet its maleo's, as well more than 237 other species of birds from all corners of the world, at its first first Bronx Zoo Birdathon this Saturday, May 17. The program is designed to showcase both wild birds at the peak of spring migration and the most diverse exhibit of birds from around the world of any zoo in the country by providing an opportunity for birdwatchers to compete as teams to see how many birds they can list both on the park grounds and forested 265 acres surrounding the Bronx River. There will also be a separate event for families designed help them experience both the migration and the exhibits and attend presentations on WCS's worldwide conservation activities.

For those teams registered for the Birdathon, the general expectation is to arrive at 7 a.m. (gaining early entry) and take advantage of the morning hours spotting as many wild birds as possible.

Visitors will also be able to speak with WCS staff to learn more about birds and the global conservation efforts underway that are helping to protect them.

For more information contact The Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, New York 10460 718 220-5100

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