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

Artist Sherrie York Presents the 2020 WMBD Poster


At long last we are settled on a poster design for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day! Twelve linocut birds connect conservation efforts across the world, and hopefully bring smiles to bird-lovers along the way. I’m honored and excited to be part of this year’s global conservation education campaign. While the “official” date will be celebrated in the … Continue reading Artist Sherrie York Presents the 2020 WMBD Poster

Water & Boreal Birds


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