|Be a Part of IMBD |
|Just as we come into the busiest time of the year for International Migratory Bird Day, it is also time to choose the 2014 conservation themes. We want your input. Please join us in selecting a theme that helps people from Canada to Argentina get involved in protecting birds!
International Migratory Bird Day programs and events are underway. Help us track activities by registering your program. Just answer 7 questions, and you're on the map.
Is art part of your IMBD program? Share it with the world in a gallery sponsored by Get to Know and Pepco Holdings, Inc. Prizes will be awarded for Life Cycle art that shares the importance of bird conservation.
Many thanks to our Migratory Bird Day 2013 Sponsors
Title Sponsors Program Sponsors
Birds & Beans Coffee * Birdzilla * Get to Know
Gold Crest Distributing * Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Optics for the Tropics * Ornilux * U.S. Geological Survey
IMBD Regional Partners
Society for the Conservation & Study of Caribbean Birds
|ĦTeam NaturalezaĦ Hosts Winter Trip|
Many organizations struggle to reach Latino audiences. Environment for the America's work and research on this topic has sparked programs across the U.S., including its new affiliate, ĦTeam Naturaleza!. ĦTeam Naturaleza!, located in Washington, focuses on engaging Latino families with nature.
A recent snowshoeing trip attracting over 70 participants, most of whom had never used snowshoes or visited local ski areas. As one parent commented, "No manner of money can make up for this important experience". Efforts in this location will continue with upcoming International Migratory Bird Day activities.
For more tips about reaching Latino audiences, visit Environment for the Americas' Diversity Toolkit.
|America's Great Outdoors Update|
It may be cold and snowy in Alaska's Copper River Delta, but nothing stops Alaska AGO intern, Lesly Caballero, from getting kids outdoors and teaching them about birds and bird conservation. In addition to her community outreach efforts, Lesly is also helping to develop a bilingual (Spanish/English) Wetlands Live: A Distance Learning Adventure. The next webcast, Discover Wetlands, will air on May 9, 2013.
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 Alaska Supervisor: Erin Cooper
|Life Cycles of Migratory Birds|
The International Migratory Bird Day 2013 conservation theme explores bird life cycles and the importance of conservation at all phases. To help share this information with your class, visitors, or participants, Environment for the Americas has created several lesson plans, examples of life cycle wheels, and a blank wheel for
your use in programs. Download a single wheel or order a set for your program.
The wheel at left, created by Kristin Sobel, illustrates the life cycle of an American Redstart. The American Redstart is a focal species of IMBD 2013.