Audubon Little Explorers Learn About Backyard Birds, Saturday March 12 | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo submitted At Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers on Saturday, March 12, children ages 3-8 and their adults learn about birds they might see in their own backyards.

With March comes the official start of spring and a new life outdoors. Birds migrate through wetlands and other natural areas, but what about regional backyard birds?

“Barnyard Birds” is the subject of little explorers at the Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Many birds are around our homes and neighborhoods. Some have stayed here all winter, while others are returning – or just passing through – from their wintering grounds.

Look around and you may see birds foraging for food and nesting materials or hear them calling for mates or babies. They come in all shapes and sizes, and area residents can see many of them from their own homes. Learn more about what the birds do in the spring and which ones can be seen locally.

After a short lesson, participants will grab binoculars and head outside to explore the birds in Audubon’s courtyard. A snack is provided after the hike, and a craft is offered if there is time.

Program fees are $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 3-8 and Center de la nature members.

Registration is limited to 15 children, 30 participants in total.

Make your reservations before Thursday, March 10 by calling 716-569-2345 during business hours or by going to and clicking “Upcoming programs.”

Sponsored by Univera Healthcare, Little Explorers is presented the second Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m.

The Audubon Nature Community Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. From dawn to dusk, daily hike, snowshoe, and cross-country ski the six miles of trails, see Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable bald eagle, and enjoy the playground outdoors, all for free.

The Nature Center’s three-story building houses interactive exhibits, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender Exhibit, 2021 Nature Photography Contest winners, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders enjoy admission free at the building every day. Admission to the building is also free every Sunday for non-members of the Nature Center.

All visitors, volunteers and staff must wear a face covering when inside the building; any updates to these requirements can be found in the COVID-19 notice on this webpage.

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