IMBD 2012 Event News
Migratory Bird Day Events Take Off
Migratory Bird Day events are well underway, and to those of you who have activities, festivals, or programs, we thank you for the time and effort you devote to reaching the public. The 2012 materials have been a hit, and already over 20,000 conservation bookmarks, over 25,000 posters, and thousands of Jr. Birder Booklets and other materials have been distributed.
If you're in need of some quick materials to provide at your site or to use as a reference, be sure to take advantage of the broad suite of materials available on the Environment for the Americas website. Below are just a few of the tools you may use.
20 Ways to Help Birds PowerPoint
Flyers and Press Release
20 Ways to Conserve Birds List
Our partners and sponsors are also making materials available. Visit USFWS for a downloadable version of the 20 Ways to Help Birds handout.
If you have any questions, the staff at Environment for the Americas are always available to help! Just give us a call at 866-334-3330.
International Migratory Bird Day 2012
Title Sponsors Program Sponsors
|EFTA Heads to Colombia|
|Cerulean Warbler Bird Reserve|
Join EFTA on a trip to Colombia October 24 - 31st, 2012. We'll visit an International Migratory Bird Day event, birdwatch in some of the country's wildlife preserves, and visit cultural centers. This trip is designed for those interested in conservation, travel, culture, and birds. A 3-day extension will take us to El Dorado Reserve, known as the "holy grail" for birding in the Americas.
For more information about the trip, please contact Susan at SBonfield@birdday.org.
Walk on the Wild Side Raises Goals
Walk on the Wild Side enters its second year with raised expectations and fundraising goals by all host sites. In just one year, the program has proven its ability to raise funds for conservation and to involve communities in learning about birds, other wildlife, and their protection.
Walk on the Wild Side events are hosted in conjunction with International Migratory Bird Day, as separate fundraising activities, and as a way to boost participation in birdathons. The funds provide much-needed resources for habitat restoration and conservation education. At Magee Marsh in Ohio, invasive plants were removed and native plants purchased and planted. In Colorado, 88 native trees and shrubs were planted at one of Boulder's premier birding sites, and in Idaho, funds support raptor rehabilitation.
If you're interested in hosting your first Walk on the Wild Side, contact Eve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|BirdLife International Joins Migratory Bird Day|
BirdLife International's Flyway program works to conserve birds across borders by identifying and protecting a network of key sites for the conservation of the world's birds.
This spring, BirdLife International shared Migratory Bird Day with Flyway partners and future efforts will focus on adapting materials to meet the needs of partners, particularly those in Latin America.