Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center (EWBC) is offering a variety of programs for families and adults this April. The month kicks off with several fun and educational activities introducing the Purple Martin. There are also educational presentations on how to identify animals from their droppings. 

On April 1, individuals (ages 16 and up) can attend an “Introduction to Project Martin Watch” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  The program will include a presentation on Purple Martinsand their migrating habits, information on how to volunteer for the project, and training on collecting data and installing/maintaining a Purple Martin house.The Purple Martin Watch is a continent-wide scientific project where volunteers monitor Purple Martin nests from the beginning of nest construction until the last fledgling has left.  The data collected by the Project Martin Task Force helps scientists determine the population’s reproductive success throughout its habitat range.

From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., EWBC will present “Who Dung It?” for families. Animal droppings, also known as dung or scat, can give clues as to what

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