Birdwalk, Avian Photography Lecture
May 10 at Migratory Bird Day

EJ Peiker's photo of a cardinal in mid-flap    Summer hours began May 1 and the Arboretum is now open from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. daily until August. 31. Come learn about birds on a guided 6:30 walk, and then see amazing examples of bird photography during a presentation in our Lecture Room on Saturday, May 10. Events here are part of the larger International Migratory Bird Day event which is observed worldwide.

    Yellow-breasted Chat, Bell's Vireo, Hooded Oriole and Lazuli Bunting are among the Spring migrants which have returned to the Arboretum during the past few weeks; bring your binoculars for a chance to see these and other birds here May 10.

    Events of the World Migratory Bird Day morning include:

    - 6:00 a.m. Arboretum opens to the public - daily admission is $7.50 for adults, $3 for ages 5-12

    - 6:30 a.m. guided birdwalks

    - 8:00 a.m. until noon exhibitors will have tables near the Smith Building Interpretive Center. Desert Rivers Audubon Society volunteers will have an assortment of field guides, clothing and gear at their tent; nearby visitors will find a live exhibit of birds brought to the Arboretum courtesy of the volunteer wildlife rehabbers who assist the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

    - 9 a.m. avian photography presentation in the Lecture Room by Chandler resident EJ Peiker
This acclaimed Chandler photographer will explain equipment, natural lighting, and appropriate ethics of nature photography, and will show slides of his breathtaking close-up photography. World Migratory Bird Day events at the Arboretum will run from 6:30 a.m. until noon. Summertime business hours at the Arboretum are 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily; participation in these events on May 10 is included with adult admission of $7.50 or $3 for ages 5-12.