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January 2010
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And the final design is....
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And the final design is.....
2010 Bird Day PosterThe  2010 Bird Day poster is finished!  A big thank you to Genevieve Margherio of Red Lemon Creative,Inc for the design that brilliantly features the full beauty of Bob Petty's Illustrations. Posters will be printed in January and available to order in February. 

Power of Partnerships: Featured Activities
Each year we feature activities that complement the Bird Day theme.  Beginning this month we will feature a new activity each month on  Do you have an activity that would complement this year's theme?  Please consider sharing it with the Bird Day network.

Power of Partnerships: Featured Partnerships
operation migrationBird Day 2010 will feature the partnerships behind the conservation of 20 bird species. Each month we will feature a species and the partners on In January, the feature is on Operation Migration, the founding partner of the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership.

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Wood DuckYou don't have to wait for this monthly newsletter to keep up with Environment for the Americas, IMBD 2010, or the 20th Anniversary of Partners in Flight. You may become a Facebook fan and learn about what's going on in the world of bird conservation education and see the latest additions to the IMBD art, such as the Wood Duck (at right) by Robert Petty.  Be sure to check out our new Blog, where people are sharing their stories about the early days of Partners in Flight...where were you in the 1990's? 

Odds & Ends
Courses, Conferences, New Resources
Changing Climate, Greening Energystudent climate change activity booklet
An Eagle's Eye View
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's New York Field office  has published a new climate change activity booklet for 4th graders and up.  This cleverly illustrated booklet will help students understand this complicated issue. 


Join us JuneBear River 22-25, 2010 at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah for the Connecting People with Nature bird education course is at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City, Utah from June 21-25, 2010..  We'll be moving from our usual course site in West Virginia and hope some of our partners out west will be able to take part. This course is a great way for educators to learn how to incorporate birds and bird conservation into their activities.  It is not a bird i.d. course, and we'll focus on about one dozen species to teach the basics of bird watching.
Bird Course Moves to Utah

Migratory Bird Conservation: A Trust Responsibility is a course for biologists and natural resource professionals interested in learning the technical aspects of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  The course will be held February 22-26, 2010, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Phone: 1.866.334.3330
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2010 t shirt
T-shirts are at the printers now.  Make plans to place your order in February.
By the way, have you had a chance to check out the new and improved shopping cart? Fly easily in and out to place your order--it's a breeze!
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