27th Annual Hawkfest at Lake Erie Metropark Celebrates Raptor Migration


Kevin Arnold, Southern District Interpretive Services Supervisor of Huron-Clinton Metroparks in Michigan, shares with us the spectacle of thousands upon thousands of raptors that pass through Michigan each year during fall migration.  As autumn approaches, the thoughts of the staff at the Lake Erie Metropark Marshlands in Brownstown, Michigan turn to all things raptor because the Metropark is … Continue reading 27th Annual Hawkfest at Lake Erie Metropark Celebrates Raptor Migration

Seminario Web – Educación y la Conservación de las Aves en su Comunidad


En el 4 de agosto, EFTA ofreció un seminario web enfocado en las maneras de educar y incluir la gente de su comunidad con la conservación de las aves migratorias. Sheylda Diaz Mendez presentó ideas y actividades para el Día Internacional de las Aves Migratorias. Para más información sobre DIAM, visita www.migratorybirdday.org y www.environmentamericas.org/imbd/.

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