Songbird Celebration

songbird celebration 2022

Songbird Celebration is Blue Jay Point County Park's annual event celebrating the return of migratory songbirds and in honor of World Migratory Bird Day, on Saturday, April 23. This year we're having a mini-event to celebrate!

This year we are observing the World Migratory Bird Day theme, “Dim the Lights for Birds at Night,” spotlighting the impacts of light pollution on migratory birds and providing ways that people can reduce light pollution at home, in their neighborhoods and in their communities. Come see how we incorporate that theme as you enjoy bird-related activities, crafts and games at the park. This is a great, all-outdoor outing for individuals, families, scouts and other youth groups. This is a free, family-friendly event for a fun day. Space is limited, so register early.

Session 1
10–11 a.m.

Session 2
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Session 3
12:30–1:30 p.m.

We'll also have a staff-led Bird Walk starting at 2 p.m. No registration required! 

Can't make it to the celebration? Find here an array of bird-related activities, crafts and more for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

At-Home Content

  • Crafts
    • TP Bird Feeders – Turn a simple toilet paper roll into a bird feeder and attract birds and other wildlife to your home. Using simple supplies you have around home, try out this fun craft!
    • Yarn Wrapped Bird – Pre-K thru lower elementary
    • Bird Coloring pages – color online or printable

  • Wake County Public Libraries

  • Videos
    • Hummingbirds – Learn more on how to attract these fierce and fast-flying creatures to your space and watch the aerial acrobatics begin!
    • Rainy Day Birds – Stuck inside on a rainy day and have nothing to do? Well, just look to the birds, as they are busy as ever on rainy days. How many different birds do you see? Who’s the bossiest bird of the feeder? Which bird is the fluffiest? Get inspired to put up your own bird feeders, do a drawing of a bird, put together a bird puzzle or just sit by the window and watch – you will never be bored on a rainy day again.
    • Ted Ed – The Surprising Secrets of Hummingbird Flight