International Migratory Bird Day Celebrates 20 Years
As the number of threatened and endangered birds grows every year, the celebration of International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) plays an ever important role in increasing public awareness, education and concern for bird conservation.
The official date of IMBD is the second Saturday in May, with the theme "Connecting People to Bird Conservation." The event featured bird observation with area experts, along with booths of information on the IMBD theme, bird story time and an opportunity to create bird feeders.
Since 1993, IMBD events have been hosted at more than 500 sites throughout the western world. Hundreds of thousands of children and adults receive information at these events about area birds and programs related to bird conservation. Because of the event's growth, Environment for the Americas was created to oversee it.
The International Migratory Bird Day celebration was made possible through a partnership with the Clark County Wetlands Park as well as area environmental groups. For more information on IMBD, check out their website.