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Press Release - Public invited to attend free film about birds at ND Heritage Center

Contact: Erik Holland, Education Curator

Public invited to attend free film about birds at ND Heritage Center

BISMARCK—The public is invited to attend “The Ordinary Extraordinary Junco” at the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum on Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m. This is the second of six movies featured in the Feathered Friday Film Festival sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The 88-minute film highlights research on a common, yet amazing, group of backyard birds, the junco. Juncos are among the most common and most abundant “backyard birds” found across North America. Recent research highlighted in the film indicates that the diversity in these birds likely emerged very rapidly and recently, as juncos re-colonized North America after the most recent ice age.

The Feathered Friday Film Festival is held in conjunction with the Birds in Art traveling exhibit featured in the Sperry Gallery at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum through June 30. The international exhibit features bird-themed paintings and sculptures by acclaimed artists from around the world. Additional upcoming films include: Winged Migration on May 2, The Lost Bird Project on May 16, People of a Feather on June 6, and Birders: The Central Park Effect on June 20.

For more information, go to or call 701.328.2666.

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