CLINTON — Learn about the conservation effort being done to bring back the trumpeter swam as Clinton Community College, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge present Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 16.

Celebrate Birds in Culture is the theme. This provides an opportunity to recognize the important habitats in your locale, and the groups and individuals that contribute to their protection. Explore what each habitat offers migratory birds, whether it is a place to rest, a nesting site or a winter home.

The program begins at 7:30 a.m. with a Guided Bird Walk. Bring binoculars and plan to arrive early for the early morning birding adventure. The Welcome begins at 9 a.m. followed by the program “Beginning Bird Identification” by Keith Blackmore. Blackmore is a retired ornithology teacher from Highland College. He has led many birding trips around the U.S. for many years and will share his knowledge with all those who want to improve their bird identification skills.

“Trumpeter Swans” will be presented by Mark Roberts at 10:45 a.m. Roberts is an education coordinator with Clinton County Conservation Board and headed up the Clinton County Trumpeter Swan reintroduction effort for about 10 years.

Pam Steinhaus will present “What in the World is Geocaching?” at noon. Steinhaus is the visitor services manager of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She will talk about geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. If you like hiking, biking or sightseeing, geocaching can provide another adventure to these activities. GPS units will be provided.

Migratory Bird Day presentations are held at the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, 7071 Riverview Road (behind Metform on Illinois 84), Thomson, Ill.

Door prizes will be awarded. You must be present to win. Lunch will be available by the Stewards of the Upper “Miss” Refuge. For additional information, contact Anne Schmidt, 244-7050, or Pam Steinhaus, (815) 273-2732.