May 12-13: International Migratory Bird Day

The best birding hot spot is Tybee Island’s north beach — North American Migration Flyways, and Colonial Coast birding Trail.  Field birders will also want to check out birding at nearby Fort Pulaski National Monument on Cockspur Island.

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International Migratory Bird Day 2012

World Migratory Bird Day is a global, annual awareness campaign to promote the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats worldwide. It is organized by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) – two international wildlife treaties administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).” – Source: worldmigratorybirdday.org | On Twitter @WMBD

Here is a link to more educational information and downloads from Environment for the Americas, plus that organization’s list of “20 Ways to Conserve Birds“.

Here’s a slide show, “Celebrate Birds in Culture“.

Tybee event, “the Mystery of Migration” in May 2012 —

Check out ‘The Mystery of Migration’ Lecture May 17, 2012, featuring Local bird expert Diana Churchill at the Coastal Ecology Dinner Lecture Series, Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant, Tybee Island, GA

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