For around the past 10 years, students have entered into an annual art contest that showcases Migratory birds living in Chincoteague VA. Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge holds this art show and contest each year, in conjunction with their celebration of World Bird Day – the second Saturday of every May! Artwork goes on display at the educational center for the day of the celebration. This is one of my favorite contests and displays for students as we are able to learn about birds in our area and the refuge does an amazing event filled with free educational activities! Sadly, we have to skip this year, but I’m looking forward to having students participate again next year! Enjoy some entries we’ve had from previous years and download the Chincoteague bird checklist (posted below) – how many can you identify?! Check out some online bird day activities you can do at home here!
These bird artworks represent our students from 2014 and 2016 – with ages approx. 6 – 18! They’ve been completed in a various mediums such as pastels, watercolor & pen, acrylic, and textile art! Happy World Bird Day!