Rogue Valley Bird Day, a local celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 13, at North Mountain Park, 620 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland.

Bird Day celebrates migratory birds' journey between wintering and breeding grounds. This year the theme is “The Importance of Stopover Habitats."

Wildlife Images will bring birds of prey for the public to meet, and experts will give guided bird walks. A bird-calling contest for all ages is planned at 11 a.m.

Admission is free. For more information, visit or call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541-488-6606.

Sponsors include Klamath Bird Observatory, Rogue Valley Audubon Society, Rogue Valley Messenger, Jefferson Public Radio, Northwest Nature Shop and Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center.

Those interested in sponsoring the event may call the park or email Libby VanWyhe at