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International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)
 
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“A hummingbird is a feathered prism, a living rainbow. Darting out of a fairyland into your garden, it captures the very sunlight for you and turns it into a jewel on wings.”

- Donald Culross Peattie



 

About IMBD:
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) is a cross-boarder celebration that has been taking place since 1993.

The goal is to focus attention on one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird -- its journey between its summer and winter homes.

Today, it is celebrated in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Central America through bird festivals, bird walks, education programs and birdathons.

We invite you to join us in this celebration as we go on bird walks across Loudoun county!


Each year, the organizers of IMBD select a theme.
How Do I Participate:
1) Join Us for a Bird Walk in May

We will hold a series of bird walks between May 1 and May 15.

These bird walks will take place at locations such as the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, Rust Sanctuary, Bles Park, Morven Park and other great places with natural areas within the county.

Visit our Calendar for more information and to sign up.


Veery, a summer resident that winters in Central and South America
2) Be Part of the Birdathon, May 1-15


Yellow-billed Cuckoo, found in Loudoun throughout the summer but winters in South America

IMBD Special Information:

Our Birdathon is one of the biggest fundraising events that Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy has to raise money for environmental education programs and conservation efforts. The money you raise (or contribute) is a critical part of our success. You can participate in the birdathon by forming your own birding team and raising money or by sponsoring one of the teams.

The Birdathon is a great activity for neighborhood or youth groups, backyard birders, families, expert birders or anyone with an interest in nature. All experience levels are welcome! Pick any 24 hour period or portion thereof between May 1-15 to conduct your birdathon count. Click here for more information about the Birdathon! We have some great prizes lined up as a thank you for fundraising.

Sponsors are the other key element to making this a success! If you can't fundraise but would like to support the effort, please make a pledge online. Sponsors donating over $50 receive a special thank you gift as well. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by the law.

Birdathon Materials: