Alaska Zoo celebrates our feathered friends on World Migratory Bird Day

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Our feathered friends were celebrated Sunday at the Alaska Zoo for World Migratory Bird Day.

Conservation organizations were on hand showing off different kinds of bird species, teaching kids about bird calls, and promoting awareness of plastic pollution. Hundreds of species of migratory birds from all around the world come to Alaska for the summer to nest. Their positive impact on the environment was showcased at the event.

"they're really good at indicating how healthy our ecosystem is, and bring awareness of things that we should care about like the health of our water," said Tamara Zeller with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "They pollinate plants and other food, so that we actually have food sources, and they're just really great to be out in nature, and to observe and be around and enjoy."

Each year about 400 different kinds of species travel to Alaska to breed.

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