Events and Online Resources for Learning about Migratory Birds

In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, Christine will be teaching free bird sketching workshops at the 40th Annual  Silver Falls State Park Birding and Wildflower Festival, located near scenic Silverton, Oregon on May 12th and 13th, 2018. Download the complete Silver Falls Birding and Wildflower Event Schedule.

More information: Free bird sketching workshops for kids and families taught as part of the 40th Annual Birding and Wildflower Festival at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. Naturalist and artist, Christine Elder will lead 1-hour workshops where participants will learn about 3 different species that migrate through the area, their migratory routes, life history, identification, and hints for creating realistic sketches of them. Workshops will be both Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13th. The schedule is the same both days: Noon: Sketching Rufous Hummingbird, 1pm: Sketching Wilson’s Warbler, 2pm: Sketching Black-headed Grosbeaks. Location is at Silver Falls State Park, 20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Sublimity, OR 97385, USA.

Download the complete Silver Falls Birding and Wildflower Event Schedule.


Learn about World Migratory Bird Day

Learn about World Migratory Bird Day where you’ll find lots of events around the world and resources to help learn about migratory birds.

Info sheets on 3 migratory bird species through North America

Feel free to download the following pdfs that I created for you that include high-resolution photos and information on identification and migration of three common species, the Black-headed Grosbeak, Wilson’s Warbler and Rufous Hummingbird.

Black-headed Grosbeaks

Wilson’s Warbler

Rufous Hummingbird

Tips for Identifying Migratory Warblers in Spring

There are 30+ species of wood warblers that migrate from Central America through North America on their way to their summer breeding grounds. So I wrote a warbler identification guide to helping you to identify these species.

American Robin Coloring Page 

Download this American Robin coloring page I designed for kids of all ages!

Video tutorial on sketching migratory warblers

I created this warbler sketching video to teach you about how to sketch a warbler as well as interesting facts about warbler ecology, habitat, life history and migration.