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
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
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
“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
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
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