|IMBD 2013 Launched|
The first International Migratory Bird Day of the 2013 season was launched at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Mexico on March 7th. IMBD materials were shared with students during this 4-day event.
New sponsors in 2013 are helping us promote key conservation issues.
Birds & Beans, which roasts certified shade-grown coffee, has created their Redstart blend. Special IMBD prices ensure that you can share this with your visitors and inform them of the daily actions that conserve birds throughout their life cycles.
Thanks to our newest sponsor, Ornilux Bird Protection Glass, for helping launch EFTA's conservation series. Find up-to-date information on issues that affect bird populations and explore ways to get your members and visitors to help birds at home and in their communities.
The IMBD 2013 PowerPoint is available in English and Spanish! Check Birdday.org regularly to find new materials for your program.
Many thanks to our Migratory Bird Day 2013 Title Sponsors
|ĦTeam NaturalezaĦ Prepares for Bird Festival|
ĦTeam Naturaleza!, EFTA's affiliate located in Leavenworth, Washington, is preparing for its annual Migratory Bird Day, now known as the Spring Bird Fest. The festival has grown to include a bicultural festival that is designed to reach Latino communities and encourage their participation in birding walks, presentations, and more.
Are you working to engage Latino communities in your programs? Visit our Diversity Toolkit for tips and suggestions.
|America's Great Outdoors Update|
EFTA's interns traveled to Monterey, California in March to attend a training before they traveled to their research sites. Days were filled learning to identify shorebirds, conduct surveys, and explore ways to involve Latino communities in education programs. Stephanie Loredo (left) of Eugene, Oregon is now busy with all of these tasks at Oregon's Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.
The goals of the AGO Celebrate Shorebirds project are to gather information about migratory shorebird populations, train Latino youth in field research, and provide new opportunities for other Latino youth to learn about birds, conservation, and science during programs with the AGO interns.
Thanks to our Celebrate Shorebirds Sponsors
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
U.S. Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management
Thanks to the Oregon Supervisors: Timothy Fisher and Dawn Grafe
|Connect People to Nature through Birds|
Registration for Connecting People to Nature Through Birds
course, June 6-13 at NCTC in Shephardstown, WV, will close on April 19th. This course provides 4 full days of bird-focused learning, including how to use a field guide, simple identification tips, leading bird walks, field 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.