Cost: FREE
8am-4pm Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013 is Young Birders' Day at the MBS. All activities in the Rhein Center, Hoover Auditorium and The Birders' Marketplace and birding at our local birding sites on Saturday September 21 are FREE for young birders that are 18 years of age or younger. [Please note: Talks in Orchestra Hall and the Fountain Inn on Saturday, September 21 have limited seating and require a registration]. For young birders wanting to participate in activities on other days (Thursday, Friday, and Sunday) during the 2013 MBS, there is a $30 registration fee.

The American Birding Association, Columbus Audubon Society, the Ohio Young Birders Club, and Lake Erie WingWatch are teaming-up to offer a full-day of birding fun for kids of all ages and levels of interest. The Rhein Center on the Lakeside Chautauqua campus is going to be the Young Birders' Clubhouse during the MBS and on Saturday it will be filled to the rafters with stuff to do and see. Morning birding around the Lakeside grounds is sure to generate a few life birds. Later in the day a gull and tern ID session down at the Lakeside Pavilion will help young birders gain identification know-how. We'll have talks from young birders, a special optics session from some of our vendors, and a Big Sit circle to join for some casual, on-site birding.

For the younger birders (ages 8 and under), we'll have activities from the Flying Wild curriculum and a special, up-close session with the rehabilitation birds from Mona Rutger and "Back to the Wild."

All activities for young birders and their families on Young Birders' Day are free. Meals and lodging are not included.

You can register online here. And did we mention it is FREE?