In 2018 Year of the Bird, the Bald Eagle, Kirtland's Warbler, Least Tern, Piping Plover, Rufa Red Knot and the Whooping Crane have been Federally-listed as threatened, endangered, proposed, or candidate species' by the USFWS in 8 midwest states. Here are some simple ways to help protect birds in our area, perhaps your yard, neighborhood, and beyond.
2018 Year of the Bird
By Nancy Howell, Board Member, Western Cuyahoga Audubon
The Year of the Bird is being celebrated by four heavy hitting organizations - The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, National Geographic Society and BirdLife International - all organizations that support research on, conservation of and advocacy for birds, bird habitats and studying environmental concerns affecting birds.
So why celebrate birds? Well … birds live in or use nearly every habitat on the planet. Birds can be seen in the most urbanized areas to the most remote. They inspire us with their song, color, flight and more. They are celebrated in art, music, dance and literature. They ARE the barometers for the health of habitats, ecosystems and environments.
We know many of the problems birds are facing throughout the world. We can dwell on these problems but it would make an unappetizing read. So instead, let’s look at how all of us can help birds. In this Year of the Bird - here are some simple ways to help protect birds in our area, perhaps your yard and neighborhood and beyond, even the most remote and exotic places on the planet.
Six simple things were listed that can help make 2018 a better year for birds. Already doing many of the things noted above? Then take it a step or two further and become an active volunteer or participant in environmental events.
Celebrate the Year of the Bird in your yard or neighborhood or community or with us at Western Cuyahoga Audubon!
[Editor's Note: The slideshow above depicts United States Fish and Wildlife Service Federally-Listed Threatened, Endangered, Proposed, and Candidate Species' in the Midwest Region States of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Learn More]
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