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Avila Beach to celebrate Bird Sanctuary Day

A pelican and a few seagull pals hang out by the water in Avila Beach.
A pelican and a few seagull pals hang out by the water in Avila Beach. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

Avila Beach will celebrate its second annual Bird Sanctuary Day on Saturday.

The event, held during San Luis Obispo County’s Coastal Discovery and Stewardship Month, celebrates Avila Beach’s designation as a California bird sanctuary.

The day will begin at 10 a.m. at the Avila Beach Community Center, 191 San Miguel St. in Avila Beach, with a history of bird sanctuaries and a regional birding overview. Representatives of Pacific Wildlife Care and Willow Tree Wildlife will also be on hand to show live, rescued birds.

During the event, visitors can see some of Avila Beach’s resident bird populations and explore the beach with a stewardship cleanup kit. Cleanup kits contain a collection bag, gloves and a marine debris checklist.

Participants can return their checklists to receive a free tote bag. The checklist information will be used to help determine trends and sources of specific debris for future marine protection.

For information, visit AvilaBeachBirdSanctuary.net or VisitAvilaBeach.com.

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