Nurture budding birders and junior naturalists at our free annual Bird Day festival featuring an engaging afternoon of games, prizes, exploration and educational activities on our near-native Steinberg Nature Center grounds. Bird Day is the perfect venue for school ecology clubs, scout troops and young children seeking an outdoor adventure. Meet wild birds visiting with us from the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station. Join our bird experts and learn how to identify birds by their silhouettes. Take part in Owl Pellet dissection, craft Piping Plover “chicks” and experience a microscopic view of the colorful world of feathers. Bring the entire family! The mid-winter event also celebrates the annual migration of nearly 350 species of birds stopping to refuel and recharge in South Florida on their return from non-breeding grounds in the Caribbean, South America and Mexico to their nesting habitats in North America. Participants can also join TAS Board member and Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza for a presentation on the 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count! Learn how your family can participate in February 15-18 event when bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are located.