May 9 will be observed as International Migratory Bird Day and something special will be on the docket at the Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge.

Visitors will not only get to see thousands of birds but will have the rare opportunity to observe the capture and banding of them. The peak of the spring migration occurs in mid-May and thousands of birds representing more than 100 species will be at the site.More than 250 species of birds have been identified at Fish Springs.

Activities will include birding tours, conducted by experts in the field, and day-long netting and banding of song birds. Fish Springs is located in far western Juab County about 50 miles northwest of Delta. It can best be reached by following the Old Pony Express and Stage Route off U-36 northwest of Eureka.

For details about traveling to the wildlife refuge and more information about its activities call 1-435-831-5353.