WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23: FAMOUS BIRD MIGRATION
Profile America — Saturday, October 23rd. One of the most famous and closely watched 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 19th, a few days after some scout birds arrive to check out the area. Their arrival is celebrated by a big festival and parade, observed by people from all over the world. The migration has been noted since 1776, when the mission was built. Well over 14 million Americans across the country enjoy bird watching annually. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 531
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 1203
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office 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