Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial 1916-2016
By pledging to take action, you are playing a role in bird conservation and in keeping common birds common – in your backyard, at a park or at a national wildlife refuge. Many organizations, agencies and individuals are involved in bird conservation – we can’t do it alone.The treaty and wildlife conservation were the result of people coming together to help birds at home and abroad. This year offers another opportunity to “band together for birds.”
This year, I pledge to Band Together for Birds by
Help reduce bird collisions
Help reduce bird collisions with windows by decorating your windows with decals or using screens, leaving blinds or curtains partially open during the day and moving house plants away from windows.
Participate in a citizen science project
Citizen Science is the opportunity for citizens to meaningfully participate in activities sponsored by a variety of organizations and contribute to scientific research.
- Learn more about citizen science.
- Christmas Bird Count
- eBird real-time, online checklist program.
- Great Backyard Bird Count online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds.
- Cornell Lab citizen scince project highlights
- National Wildlife foundation Citizen science ideas/activities people can participate in.
- Nature's best bird-related citizen science projects.
Download your pledge certificate (1.2MB) and learn more ways to help below.
Share the love of birds
Take a friend or family member bird watching! Or, find a local bird group in your area.
Add bird-friendly landscaping
The hazards we humans create in our backyards, workplaces and public places are also a part of the problem.
Spend your money and time in a bird-friendly ways
Whether you contribute as a partner in a grant project, engage with local organizations through the Urban Bird Treaty program, or buy a Duck Stamp - YOU have an opportunity to play a crucial role in bird conservation.