|A family of geese at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center|
While this day will be celebrated across the Western Hemisphere, there are plenty of things you can do on a local level too! Participate in the International Crane Foundation's Bird-a-Thon 2011, bringing birders of all ages and abilities to the backyard or field for a single day of identifying bird species - and don't miss the early morning bird hike at ICF! The WI DPI's Environmental Education in Wisconsin will be hosting Early Bird Nature Walks in the School Forest with their local bird guru each Tuesday this month. You can also find more local events and birding trails with IMBD's interactive map. If you can't make any of these events, you can use the birding resources above to plan your own birdhunt, or even bring the birds to your own backyard with the National Wildlife Federation's Beginner's Guide to Backyard Birdfeeding. Green your birding efforts by following these tips from the Urban Ecology Center.
|Bring on the birds with a pinecone birdfeeder!|
- Make a hummingbird feeder
- Make a birdseed pinecone
- Make a milk carton birdfeeder
- Make a seed birdfeeder
- Dye natural-looking bird eggs
- Make a hand eagle
- Make a leaf turkey
- Make a crane mobile
- Make a bald eagle pin
No matter what you end up doing, let us know what you learned and how you celebrated International Migratory Bird Day 2011. Happy birding!