EFTA Recognizes IMBD Sponsors
On April 30th, we had the opportunity to thank IMBD national sponsors for their program support. The evening included a Native dance and welcome song by the 2009 artist, Andy Everson (at right) and a formal recognition of sponsors. The evening culminated in a presentation by Nigel Collar of BirdLife International. These sponsors make IMBD materials and outreach possible. Many thanks to them and the sponsors who support IMBD events and programs at the local level!
|IMBD 2009 Spring Event Highlights|
Take a moment to send us details and photos of your event. Highlights from spring IMBD programs include the participation of Native people in activities from Canada to Arizona, a bird conservation rap song, organizers in the news, and much more. Take a look at just a few of the activities that have already taken place. We'll share more this fall.
|Connecting People with Nature Through Birds|
In June, EFTA was again a partner in leading the National Conservation Training Center's course, Connecting People to Nature Through Birds. Topics included citizen science, techniques for teaching youth and adults how to use field guides and binoculars, how to lead a bird walk, conservation issues, and hosting programs at a mist-netting station. If you're interested in taking part in the course next year, visit NCTC's web site. This year, the course had a waiting list, so sign-up early!
We made numerous errors in our mention of the Dominican Republic's bird festival. The photo (at right) features members of the Society of Hispaniolan Ornithology in the Dominican Republic, and their trip was to the Caves of Pomier with leader Domingo Abreu. Dr. Lynne Guitar gave a presentation in April focusing on cave art. Our apologies for previous mistakes!