Save the date: May 19th at Kachina Wetlands in Kachina Village just South of Flagstaff. That’s when Northern Arizona Audubon will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a big day of birding activity. It all begins at 8 AM with bird walks, live hawk demonstrations, exhibitors, kids games, a “Big Sit”, a raffle for an excellent pair of binoculars from Jay’s Bird Barn, and more. This is the big birding party of the year around Flagstaff. Not only that, but it’s all free! We want you to visit our Kachina Wetlands Bird Preserve – learn more about the Wetlands by clicking here: Kachina Wetlands.
This year commemorates the 25th anniversary of International Migratory Bird Day, the first Hemisphere-wide celebration of migratory birds. In December, 2017, the event was renamed World Migratory Bird Day, when the western hemisphere’s Environment for the Americas (EFTA) formalized an innovative partnership with two other broad-scale conservation efforts: the Convention on Migratory Species and the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds.
This new alliance will further migratory bird conservation around the globe by creating a worldwide campaign organized around the planet’s major migratory bird corridors, the African-Eurasian, the East Asian-Australasian, and the Americas.
By promoting the same event name, annual conservation theme, and messaging, we combine our voices into a global chorus to boost the urgent need for their conservation. EFTA will continue to focus its efforts on the flyways in the Americas to highlight the need to conserve migratory birds and protect their habitats, which range from Canada to Argentina to the Caribbean.