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February 18, 2014

Fly Up to Derby Hill for the 2014 Onondaga Audubon Bird Festival

MEXICO, NY - Bring your family and friends for a fun day about birds and nature as the Onondaga Audubon Society hosts its annual Bird Festival on Saturday, May 10. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the scenic lakeside Derby Hill Bird Observatory just off NYS Rte. 104B in the town of Mexico. Admission and parking are free. Live hawks, bird walks, nature activities and kids' face painting are scheduled throughout the day. Visitors can help monitor a bluebird trail, talk with experts about bird behavior and migration, see live hawks and owls, and hear a presentation about the fascinating world of raptors.

The festival's star performers will be the eagles, hawks, vultures and other species of birds that soar over Derby Hill on their annual migration northward. A silent auction will offer bird and non-bird items. Vendors will be on hand with wildlife photography, native plants, artwork and handcrafted jewelry. The ever popular Chompers Smokin' Barbeque will also be on site.

For a complete schedule of activities and directions to Derby Hill Bird Observatory, visit www.onondagaaudubon.com/public-programs/bird-festival. For lodging and visitor information, go to visitoswegocounty.com


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