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June 3, 2009

Alcatraz Island Seabird Celebration Day: June 6th

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, on Saturday, June 6th, IBRRC will be hosting a booth at the Alcatraz Seabird Event! It’s being held on Alcatraz Island from 9:30 am- 4:30 pm. This event is their 4th annual event and is in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day as well as Ocean Day.

Other environmental groups will be present including PRBO, the Golden Gate Raptor Society and the Bay Area Sea Kayakers, to name a few. There will be docents stationed around the island to talk to visitors about the seabirds found on Alcatraz and an opportunity for visitors to check-out binoculars for their visit.

Seabirds are in the middle of seabird nesting season on “The Rock” and this is great time to check out the historical island

They will have a slide show of island birds and a photo gallery of the wildlife on the island, a scavenger hunt for kids, and visitors can stop by to enjoy shade-grown coffee & organic chocolates.

Public ferries leave from Pier 33 about every half hour, beginning at 9 AM. Alcatraz is about a 20-30 minute boat trip from San Francisco. The event usually sells out in advance check the website for times and reservations: http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/.

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