|Time to Vote on the IMBD 2013 Poster|
| Get ready for IMBD 2013! Every year, you have the chance to make the final decisions about IMBD materials, and we look forward to your suggestions. Take 1 minute to place your vote for the final design of the 2013 poster.
Place Your Vote!
The International Migratory Bird Day 2013 theme is Life Cycles of Migratory Birds: Conservation Across the Americas. Learn more about the theme and watch for updates on how to incorporate it into your IMBD program. Have questions? Call us at 866-334-3330.
|America's Great Outdoors Update|
EFTA's AGO Celebrate Shorebirds project, which offers Latino youth hands-on experiences in bird research and environmental education, is gearing up for intern training in California. Interns will learn how to survey migratory shorebirds, record and submit data, and offer education programs to Latino communities. The workshop will be held in beautiful Monterey, California. From there, interns will head to their research sites in Alaska, Oregon, California, Colorado and Washington, D.C.
Track the interns' progress by visiting their Blog
Learn more about America's Great Outdoors
Thanks to our Celebrate Shorebirds Sponsors
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
U.S. Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management
|EFTA Coordinates Hummingbird Partnership|
|Rufous Hummingbird |
by Jonathan Moran
Susan Bonfield, Director of Environment for the Americas (EFTA - home of International Migratory Bird Day), has been selected as the coordinator of the Western Hummingbird Partnership (WHP). She will be supported by the team at EFTA and is personally and professionally excited to work with such a valuable project. This relationship is a natural. EFTA will bring its experience in collaborations, education, and outreach to the WHP. Working with WHP partners will help increase awareness of hummingbirds, their ornithophilus (bird pollinated) flowers, and the need for more research and emphasis on studying our smallest birds. EFTA looks forward to incorporating education about hummingbirds and their conservation into its programs.
|Connect People to Nature|
Join the National Conservation Training Center for its Connecting People to Nature Through Birds course, June 6-13 at NCTC in Shephardstown, WV. Learn some tips for teaching bird identification, take home lots of new activities to use in your programs, participate in bird banding and explore how to incorporate it into your activities, and much more.
Tuition for FWS, NPS, and BLM is prepaid. Participants learn to teach others basic bird identification, and explore a variety of programs that connect people to nature including citizen science and mist netting birds.