|Migratory Bird Day Events Reach 500|
International Migratory Bird Day has grown again! In 2010, we reported 450 events, and in 2011, over 480 events are already registered. We expect to reach at least 500 with fall events in the U.S., Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean - a new record!
We've posted a few highlights from some of the 2011 events and invite you to send us information and photos from your Bird Day. Wonderful ideas include a bird parade and Build A Bird.
IMBD Spring Event Highlights
|Annual Reception Recognizes Sponsors|
Environment for the Americas hosted its annual event in Washington D.C. to recognize International Migratory Bird Day Sponsors. Pictured above from left to right are Matt Hogan (USFWS), Jim Pena (USFS), Carol Lively (USFS), Chris Eberly (DOD-PIF), Alicia King (USFWS), Dwight Fielder (BLM), Bert Frost (NPS), Peter Boice (DOD), Joni Ellis (Optics for the Tropics), and Nancy Gloman (Defenders of Wildlife). The evening was also the announcement of the first Presidential Migratory Bird Federal Stewardship Award, given to the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM). OSM restored 103,000 acres of mined land in Appalachia by planting 70 million trees.
Many thanks to our 2011 Sponsors:Title Sponsors: US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service
Program Sponsors: Bureau of Land Management, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, ConocoPhillips
Partners: Birdzilla, Department of Defense - PIF, Goldcrest Distributing, US Geological Survey, Optics for the Tropics
See our sponsors receiving their awards! Sponsor Video