Birds are topic of day at Simón Bolívar zoo

The Parque Zoológico Nacional Simón Bolívar is for the birds Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m. urban birds will be featured as part of the celebration of the International Day of Migratory Birds.

The event is sponsored by the Asociación Ornitológico de Costa Rica, the Fundación Rapaces de Costa Rica and the Fundación Pro Zoológicos with the assistance of the Ministerio de Ambiente, Energía y Telecomunicaciones.

The day will feature a series of seminars on the topic as well as guided tours led by experts. The zoo also will be inaugurating four new aviaries and celebrating the remodeling of 14 existing aviaries.

The zoo is in north San José.

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