The Bird City Algoma organization plans to welcome back spring with thoughts of birds, butterflies, nature friendly gardening ideas and more at the fifth annual Algoma Bird Celebration.

The free, family friendly, event celebrates World Migratory Bird Day in Algoma from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Algoma Youth Club, 620 Lake St.

Programs begin at 10 a.m. with Bob Kuhn’s “Getting the Picture: Songbirds, Shorebirds, Water Fowl,” an introduction to the wide variety of birds that can be spotted in and around Algoma.

At 11 a.m. adults and kids will have a chance to meet live owls, hawks and falcons at the “Hunters of the Sky” program provided by Open Door Bird Sanctuary.

Learn how to use native plants in your landscape to attract butterflies at the “Butterfly Garden” program at 12:30 p.m. with speaker Karen Newbern of Door County Landscape and Nursery.

The gym will be filled with individuals, organizations and businesses offering information and items for sale throughout the day. Children’s book author/illustrator Janet Tlachac-Toonen will be on hand to read stories from her picture books and distribute free coloring pages she has created just for this event.

Door prizes and food and refreshments sold by the United Methodist Men are also part of the festivities. For more information, visit the Bird City Algoma website at, email or call 920-487-8136.