News Release: International Migratory Bird Day to Educate Participants on the Importance of Healthy Stopover Sites


“Helping Birds Along the Way” is the theme for this year’s International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the only international education program that celebrates the migration of nearly 350 bird species between their nesting habitats in North America and wintering grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. This year IMBD will celebrate the importance of … Continue reading News Release: International Migratory Bird Day to Educate Participants on the Importance of Healthy Stopover Sites

Cantigny Golf to Host 9th Annual Birdwatching Open on IMBD


Guest Blog by Jeff Reiter, Birding Program Coordinator, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL. Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, Illinois, holds a fun birding event on the second Saturday of May every year, coinciding with International Migratory Bird Day. Watching birds on an active, manicured golf course may seem a little unusual. A busy golf course is not … Continue reading Cantigny Golf to Host 9th Annual Birdwatching Open on IMBD

Willapa National Wildlife Refuge celebrates IMBD and Shorebird Stopover Habitat


Jackie Ferrier is the refuge manager for the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge in Washington state. In the past seven years that Jackie has worked out of this office, she has witnessed the migration of millions of shorebirds and waterfowl that use key stopover habitat this area provides. Jackie talked with us last week about the importance … Continue reading Willapa National Wildlife Refuge celebrates IMBD and Shorebird Stopover Habitat

Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula – A Key Stopover Site and Home to Young Conservationists


Karen Leavelle is the Director of Osa Birds, “an avian conservation program  that focuses on the monitoring and protection of bird-friendly habitat on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Our projects include scientific investigation of endemic and endangered bird species, monitoring of the abundance and long-term health of both resident and migratory bird populations, and activities … Continue reading Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula – A Key Stopover Site and Home to Young Conservationists

Warblers and Cuckoos Migrating Through a Newly Identified Stopover Site in Colombia


Nicholas Bayly, Migratory Species Manager with SELVA, a Colombia-based NGO founded in 2009, has been working at a newly identified stopover site in the dry forest remnants in the department of Córdoba, Colombia monitoring migrant passage since March 23rd this year. In the guest blog below, Nick shares with EFTA some of the exciting things … Continue reading Warblers and Cuckoos Migrating Through a Newly Identified Stopover Site in Colombia