While I know that spring has been slow in coming this year, recent
reports of Fox Sparrows, Rusty Blackbirds, Wilson's Snipe, and Winter
Wrens offer hope that more birds are on their way. Soon there will be
numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and before
we know it, May will bring the magic of warbler migration.
Before the birding gets too busy, though, I'd like to encourage you to
support a petition to protect the primary breeding grounds for the above
species and many others--Canada's Boreal Forest. Several Canadian
conservation organizations are spearheading the Save Our Boreal Birds
campaign, which is calling on the Canadian government to protect more of
the Boreal Forest, North America's Bird Nursery.
The Save Our Boreal Birds web site is:
http://www.saveourborealbirds.org/ This site contains information on
the importance of the Boreal Forest region to waterfowl, shorebirds, and
songbirds; details threats to Canada's Boreal Forest; lists everyday
actions to help protect the Boreal; and contains the on-line petition
letter to be sent to Canada's prime minister. I encourage you to join
the thousands of people who have already signed the petition, and pass
along the link to a friend!
Boreal Songbird Initiative
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