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May 06, 2013

Celebrate Bird Week at the ArtStarts Gallery

Happy World Migratory Bird Week!

Did you know that Vancouver lies part way along the Pacific Flyway and is among the prime destinations for birds in Canada? In fall, winter and spring, the shores are used by thousands of waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds and in the summer, the breeding songbirds are diverse and plentiful. There are 276 species that occur annually and another 136 seen periodically in Greater Vancouver.

From May 4-11, 2013, there are events taking place across Vancouver to celebrate the journeys of our feathered friends.

Visit the ArtStarts Gallery and explore the new exhibition of young people's art, Botanimalogy: Expressions of Nature, all about birds, animals and our natural world. The exhibition features real trees full of paper mache local birds made by Grade 3 students from Enderby, BC. See how many different species you can count!

On Saturday, May 11, kids and families are invited to take part in special self-guided hands-on art-making activities inspired by birds at the ArtStarts Gallery. The Gallery is now open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.

Learn more about World Migratory Bird Week (May 4-11, 2013) and the many events taking place in Vancouver.

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