U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for October 23

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23: FAMOUS BIRD MIGRATION

Profile America — Tuesday, October 23rd.  One of the most famous bird migrations in the world is scheduled for its latest chapter today — the traditional day the swallows leave the mission at San Juan Capistrano in California.  After circling the old mission, the birds fly 6,000 miles to Goya, Argentina to spend the winter.  They return in the early hours of March 19, a few days after some scout birds arrive to check out the area.  Their arrival is celebrated by a big festival and parade, attended by people from all over the world.  The migration has been noted since 1776, when the mission was built.  Nearly 14 million Americans across the country enjoy bird watching annually.  You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.

Sources:  Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 519
                www.sjc.net/swallows/goya.html
                Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1240

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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