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Cathy Guerra
305-235-1668 ext. 244

"Deering Goes to the Birds" event at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (October 25, 2016)

How much do you know about birds? Can you identify the species that you see in your back yard? Visit the Deering Estate on Saturday, November 19, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, for the annaul Deering Goes to the Birds event! Visitors can connect with local bird conservation and rehabilitation organizations, explore the Deering Estate’s natural areas and go on bird walks led by local birding experts and enthusiasts.

Activities & programs include:
• a morning bird walk through the Deering Estate's Tropical Hardwood Hammock at 7:30 am;
• a bird release at 11:00 am;
• an inaugural bird walk at the Deering Flow-way at 3:00 pm;
• youth activities throughout the day such as owl pellet dissections, nest design and build-a-bird activities; 
• Historic House Tours at 10:30 am & 3:00 pm;
• and a Natural Areas Tour at 12:30 pm.

Bring a picnic lunch so that you can enjoy the full event offerings. Please note that there will be no food vendors at this event. Reduced admission: $7 for ages 4 & older. The event is free for Deering Estate Foundation Members.

For more information, please visit the Deering Estate website or call 305-235-1668 ext. 242.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided Historic House & Natural Areas Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.
This year the Deering Estate celebrates 30 years on the National Register of Historic Places and the 100th anniversary of Charles Deering's purchase and restoration of the Richmond Hotel for his winter residence. #DiscoverMore history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!