News from the Flyway - Environment for the Americas - Home of IMBD
March 2010
In This Issue
Education on Partnerships
Map Your IMBD Event
IMBD Proclamation
Join EFTA on Facebook
Odds & Ends
Leavenworth Bird Fest
Education Magazine Focuses on Partners
Bird treeA nifty, 16-panel booklet highlights the 20 bird species featured in the IMBD 2010 art and some of the partners that have worked for their conservation.  Information includes causes of declines in bird populations and examples of successful conservation projects.  Check this out, along with the other great IMBD materials we have for 2010!
Get Your IMBD Event on the Map
MapAdvertise your IMBD 2010 event free on the EFTA Explorer's Map.  Last year we tallied a record 450 events, and we hope to keep that number growing.  Submitting your information also helps us keep track of participation, learn about your activities, and improve our outreach.  It only takes a few minutes to map it.
Help Us Proclaim IMBD 2010
Bird Tree w/IMBDDefenders of Wildlife, a sponsor of IMBD, is spearheading an effort to request that President Obama proclaim May 8, 2010, International Migratory Bird Day in the United States.  Now we are working to get as many signatures on this letter as possible.  If you and/or your organization would like to participate, please contact
Follow EFTA on Facebook
Stay Up-to-Date on Plans for 2010
Young BirdersFacebook is a great way for you to share what your plans are for IMBD 2010.  Submit a photo, tell everyone about your favorite activity, or describe how you're using the partnership theme.  Everyone appreciates new ideas.  Our numbers are growing!    

Odds & Ends
Courses, Conferences, New Resources

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. In addition to learning the basics of bird watching, we'll visit a California Gull colony and observe chick banding, explore citizen science activities, and check out the abundant waterbird species on the refuge. 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

The 2010 State of the Birds report focuses on how the impacts of climate change influence bird populations and their habitats.  Check out this new report, the key findings it shares, and the efforts needed to protect birds.

State of the Birds

Phone: 1.866.334.3330
Reaching Latino Audiences
at the Leavenworth
Bird Fest

In 2009, we gathered 200 surveys in Latino communities in the state of Washington.  Using the responses from these surveys, we are working with Leavenworth Bird Fest organizers to better reach Latino audiences.  Respondents in this area were very clear that Spanish radio is the best way to get the word out.  The 2010 NPS Park Flight Migratory Bird Program intern will be taking to the airways!

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