2017 IMBD Walk in the Wild-Boulder, CO


On Saturday, May 20th, Environment for the Americas held the 8th annual International Migratory Bird Day event at Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat in Boulder, CO. During the days leading up to Walk in the Wild it looked like we might get snowed out, as heavy, wet snow fell for two days straight! However, luck was … Continue reading 2017 IMBD Walk in the Wild-Boulder, CO

Boreal Forests Provide Stopover Habitat for Northern Migrants


North America’s boreal forest hosts a wide diversity of organisms, including the billions of birds that rely on it for breeding and stopover habitats. Dr. Jeff Wells, Science and Policy Director with the Boreal Songbird Initiative, shares key areas for migrating birds in this IMBD Guest Blog. The Boreal Songbird Initiative is  dedicated to education and … Continue reading Boreal Forests Provide Stopover Habitat for Northern Migrants

Citizen Scientists at Tracy Aviary Spot Spring Migrants


Tracy Aviary, based out of Salt Lake City, has a strong Citizen Science Program, with volunteers involved in a number of bird surveys throughout Utah. In anticipation of their upcoming IMBD event “Urban Bird Festival in Salt Lake City” on May 6th-7th, Tracy Aviary’s Conservation Scientist, Cooper Farr, shares some of the bird species the citizen … Continue reading Citizen Scientists at Tracy Aviary Spot Spring Migrants

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

Canada Geese Have Made it to Manitoba


Visitors to Oak Hammock Marsh in Manitoba, Canada, have been on the lookout for the earliest spring migrants moving north through Manitoba. Since 1994, people have taken part in a fun contest to guess when the first Canada Goose will return to the marsh each year. Much like the groundhog’s shadow, the first goose sighting in Manitoba is … Continue reading Canada Geese Have Made it to Manitoba

Getting to know Aruba’s birds and birders for IMBD 2017


International Migratory Bird Day events are gearing up for spring migration as more and more birds make their way towards breeding grounds. Check out events and festivals in your area. Many birds are still in South and Central America at their wintering sites, but numbers have been increasing at staging and stopover sites along northbound … Continue reading Getting to know Aruba’s birds and birders for IMBD 2017