(Horicon) The public is encouraged to head to the Horicon Marsh next week for their 24th Annual Bird Festival. The weekend-long event provides family-friendly activities and educational experiences designed to showcase Horicon Marsh’s role as an important habitat for birds and wildlife. Several highlights for this year’s festival include a virtual keynote speech from the National Eagle Center, live birds of prey, smaller guided tours, trips to Mud Lake, the Waupun Boardwalk and the Marsh Haven Trails. Officials with the Horicon Marsh say due to the limited number of trips this year, they are asking for a limit of three trips per person to ensure equal opportunity. They note that the Horicon Marsh Boat Tours is closed. The Horicon Marsh Educational and Visitor Center and the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is also closed due to COVID precautions. Organizers say they will be following COVID guidelines for the duration of the festival. For more information visit www.horiconmarshbirdclub.com.