Feathers and Festivals
Posted by: Carolyn Mulac
Legend has it that each year the swallows return to California's San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph's Day, March 19th. The "Fiesta de las Golondrinas," a month-long celebration in the city of San Juan Capistrano, includes a Swallows Parade.
A look at the American Birding Association's Birding Festivals Directory (searchable by state, country and month), proves that swallows aren't the only of our feathered friends festively commemorated: In the next few weeks birders and others can look forward to the White Pelican Homecoming Celebration, the Great Louisiana BirdFest , the Prairie Chicken Festival , the Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival and the Dubois Grouse Days.