Bird-watchers flock to migratory bird day event
Bird-watchers were on hand Saturday to observe birds from Central and South America pass through DuPage County on their way to nesting grounds to the north.
The annual International Migratory Bird Day attracted visitors to Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn to see some of the long-distance travelers. The center has been hosting the bird-watching event for more than a decade.
The event included a variety of activities for kids and adults, including bird walks, a Big Sit bird count and a bird-banding demonstration. There were also a variety of crafts and activities for all ages.
Organizers said they hoped residents attending International Migratory Bird Day for the first time would leave with an understanding of how many birds are around us.