Environment for the Americas (EFTA) works to connect diverse people to conservation. One of the ways it accomplishes this goal is by providing unique opportunities to youth interested in national forests, national parks, wildlife refuges, other federal lands, and with other non-profit organizations. Three to five-month internships connect participants to avian research, environmental education, interpretation, … Continue reading Meet EFTA Interns
The Boreal Forest is a critical breeding site for migratory birds. Read on for news from our partners at the Boreal Songbird Initiative and how they have joined Environment for the Americas and World Migratory Bird Day.
By David Childs As millions of people across North America flock to swimming holes at nearby lakes and rivers to escape the heat, so too do billions of migratory birds. But for the birds, these waterways represent far more than just an opportunity to cool off. They represent the best chance these birds have of … Continue reading Water & Boreal Birds
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
Are you interested in working to connect Latino communities to the great outdoors?This internship position at the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Complex may be for you! Environment for the Americas is now accepting applications for a Hispanic outreach internship opportunity in Corvallis, Oregon. Please find the position description below. Please review the application qualifications carefully … Continue reading Internship Opportunity With the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex
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/.
En el 7 de julio EFTA ofreció un webinar sobre el Día Internacional de las Aves Migratorias. La sesión enfocó en la tema de conservación de 2017, cómo se puede iniciar un evento, y las actividades y recursos del DIAM.
On May 20, 2017, nearly 400 people attended the 2nd Annual Manu O Ku Festival on the Coronation Lawn of ‘Iolani Palace in Honolulu, Hawai‘i to celebrate the Manu O Ku (White Tern/Gygis alba). The Manu O Ku is the official bird of the City and County of Honolulu. It occurs on southern O‘ahu, the … Continue reading Honolulu celebrates IMBD the Hawaiian Way
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
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