|IMBD 2014 - Who Pays the Birds?|
|Steel drum art or traditional Caribbean painting?
Thank you for your votes. Both art styles were appealing, but with the promise of adding color to the steel drum art, it took the lead. For 2014, we will work with a Haitian steel drum artist, with the help of Caribbean partners.
You are still needed! It's time to decide what bird species should be the focus in 2014. We've identified some of the key ecosystem services provided by birds, along with other benefits.
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 Bilingual Raptor Festival|
Bilingual programs continue in North Central Washington under the direction of EFTA's affiliate, ĦTeam Naturaleza!. Following the successful Bicultural Fest and a weekend restoration project, the next activity is a Hawk Migration Festival.
One of EFTA's tips is to incorporate Spanish language into field trips and program materials. ĦTeam Naturaleza! prepares bilingual event posters and has bilingual staff on hand at all events. For more tips, visit EFTA's Diversity Toolkit.
|Intern Program Receives Funding|
Project interns in California learn to band Snowy Plovers
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is once again providing support for the Celebrate Shorebirds/Celebra las Aves Playeras internships, migratory shorebird research, and community education. Funding is made possible by the America's Great Outdoors program.
Continued funding will enable us to strengthen opportunities for Latina/o youth interested in natural resource careers while gathering valuable data on shorebird migrations. Eight new interns will join the program in 2014.
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.
Thanks to our Celebrate Shorebirds Sponsors
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
U.S. Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management