By Geoff Agombar
Local Journalism Initiative
Every fall, great chattering masses of geese gather and swirl like leaves on the fields before cutting a wake across our skies.
This past weekend, cars lined up at the entrance to Parc de l’Étang Burbank in Danville for the 17th edition of the Festival des oiseaux migrateurs. The event celebrates the ecological richness of Burbank Pond and the spectacular annual return of the migrating flocks.
The three-day programme included sunrise walks for experienced birdwatchers and curious newcomers, daytime activities for children and families, in addition to talks, workshops, cultural events and concerts focused on the park and its wildlife.