The fourth annual Algoma Bird Celebration has been scheduled for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Algoma Youth Club, 620 Lake St.). The event is free and open to the public with activities for all ages.

Programs, children’s activity area, informational displays including landscaping/gardening, sale items, door prizes, food and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The children’s area will offer free origami and coloring pages in addition to a special visitor: Children’s book author/illustrator Janet Tlachac-Toonen will be reading stories from her picture books at 10 a.m. and noon.

Programs begin at 10 a.m. with Bob Kuhn’s “Getting the Picture,” featuring photos illustrating the variety of birds that can be spotted in and around Algoma.

“Saving the Bluebirds” with Don Pritzl from the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin follows at 11 a.m.

At 12:30 p.m., Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Chief Naturalist Kim Diedrich, joined by birds and other creatures from the Green Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, will provide a family friendly program.

“Kim plans to be joined on stage by a great horned owl, American kestrel, and a fox snake that we can all pet if we like,” Cathy Pabich of the local Bird City USA committee told the Algoma City Council on March 5.

The Algoma Bird Celebration is a project of the Bird City Algoma Committee and celebrates International Migratory Bird Day. Details about the event can be found on the Bird City Algoma website at For more information, call 920-487-8136.