The Chat is Back!


by Christine Bishop, Environment and Climate Change Canada Feature photo by Jose Amorin In 2000, the Western Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens auricollis) population in British Columbia (BC) was listed, under the Canadian Species At Risk Act, as Endangered.  Its already restricted population had drastically declined due to the loss of over 85% of its key … Continue reading The Chat is Back!

Prelude and Fugue in Bird Major: Why Birds Matter


by Patrick Kabanda If you comb through the literature of international affairs, you will find a litany of treaties, from the familiar to the obscure.  There’s the International Convention for the Suppression of the Circulation of and Traffic in Obscene Publications.  There’s the International Convention concerning the Transit of Animals, Meat and Other Products of … Continue reading Prelude and Fugue in Bird Major: Why Birds Matter

International Migratory Bird Day


As the Environment for the Americas intern, I will be organizing this year’s International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) event at the Yaquina Head Interpretive Center, on May 14th from 10am-2pm. For this event, I will be collaborating with the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) and Oregon State Parks (Beaver Creek) to host different activities at … Continue reading International Migratory Bird Day

Save the Date – International Migratory Bird Day


Finally! The school flyers are complete! Anita and I can now start advertising and distributing these flyers to local schools for our upcoming event. The moments we have anticipated throughout the many weeks of organizing and planning have arrived. This week Anita and I are focused on creating a banner to present at the International Migratory Bird … Continue reading Save the Date – International Migratory Bird Day