INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD “DAY” 2017 CELEBRATES STOPOVERS

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The conservation theme for the 2017 International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) is “Stopover Sites – Helping Birds Along the Way”.

We are especially excited about this year’s events and resources as the conservation of stopover sites is a big part of what drives our work and that of our partners.

FEATURED BIRD – PACIFIC BRANT

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Brant are one of many species that rely on coastal stopover habitats.

Brant include Atlantic and Pacific subspecies, with the range of the Pacific Brant spanning four countries and most of the Pacific Flyway. They spend the summer along the northern reaches of North America, nesting further north than any other waterfowl species. Unlike most other waterfowl, Brant prefer salt marshes and eelgrass beds rather than freshwater habitats.

MIGRATORY BIRD JOINT VENTURES SHOWCASE PARTNER WORK

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Migratory Bird Joint Ventures across the U.S. are celebrating conservation successes! The Joint Venture model for collaborative, on-the-ground habitat conservation was established 30 years ago and has been enormously successful in conserving crucial habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife species. See some recent partner projects in the new story map from Migratory Bird Joint Ventures.

MANY WINNERS WITH TILLAMOOK BAY PROJECT

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Wigeon are among the many waterfowl species in Tiallmook Bay.

In December 2016, officials cut the ceremonial ribbon on a project that is returning tidal flows to more than 500 acres of floodplain wetlands at Tillamook Bay…