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2018 Presque Isle State Park "BIG MONTH" Birding Competition

Presque Isle State Park is known to support over 300 species of birds throughout the seasons, due to the diversity of habitats, from shoreline to Forest, making it one of the best birding locations in Pennsylvania.  Enjoy a friendly competition, in May, during the spring migration and have yourself a big month.  The competition will begin at 5:00 am on May 1st and go through 5:00 pm on May 31st.  All birds must be seen within the park boundary, including 500 feet offshore around the peninsula.  The birds can be recorded, using the honor system, by seeing, hearing and photographing.

Limited to 50 birders. Cost is $20.00 per participant, which includes a bird checklist, participation certificate, discount for Presque Isle Gallery and Gifts and a button.

Payment is due at time of registration by calling the park office at 814-833-7424. The park office is open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.  Payment is due by April 20, 2018.

There are two categories to choose from;

Beginner level is for participants who have experience, of birding, from 0 to 10 years.

Advanced level is for participants with 11 plus years of birding experience.

Upon registration, there will be further details, of the competition.

You may register at http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/presque_isle_state_park

Programs are subject to modification or cancellation, at the discretion of park staff.  Any advance payment is non-refundable, if participants are unable to attend the program.

If you need an accommodation, to participate in Park activities, due to a disability, please contact Presque Isle State Park, at (814) 833-7424, to make arrangements for your visit.  With at least three days' notice, interpreters for people, who are deaf or hard of hearing, are available for educational programs.  Please call the Erie ASL Interpreters' Office, at (814) 806-2511, for more information about this service.

Thursday, May 31

Presque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1, Erie, PA 16505-2042


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