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MDC virtual program to focus on winter bird feeding

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Bird-feeding is a popular hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and it’s a great way to learn about various species of birds that are found in this area.

Get tips on attracting birds to feeders in winter during a Missouri Department of Conservation virtual program, “Attracting Winter Birds.” This program is put on from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today by the staff of MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation in Joplin.

Bird-feeding is an activity enjoyed by more than 55 million Americans. Each year, Americans spend more than $3 billion on bird feeding.

But people don’t feed birds to stimulate the economy; they feed birds because they like seeing them. In today’s program, MDC Naturalist Jessie will Ballard provide tips on how to increase your bird viewing pleasure by providing the types of feeders and food that can attract a variety of species to one’s backyard. This program is designed for ages 10 and older.

Required registration for this program may be completed at mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/175768. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with the presenters.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at mdc.mo.gov/regions.

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