Pandemic cancels 8th Birthday For The Birds


From staff reports

Citing attendees’ safety and health for the eighth celebration of the Birthday for the Bird’s event, Town of Port Royal Officials and the Friends of Port Royal Cypress Wetlands board canceled the event that had been scheduled for May 1, 2021.

According to a release, the community’s safety and well-being are of the utmost importance, and although disappointing, the celebration will continue next year.

The Birthday for the Birds was the brainchild of Pete Richards, whose love of birding created his mission of “the importance of the birthday event is making wildlife and birds accessible to community, families, and children.”

With support from the Town of Port Royal, this day was to include education, tours, Hunting Island rangers showcasing wildlife, a birthday cake, and the joyful out-of-tune playing of the kazoos.

For more information or to read all about the Rookery, visit www.friendofportroyalcypresswetlands.com.

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