Quechee, VT – In honor of the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed, 2018 is being celebrated world-wide as the “Year of the Bird”. This month, attention will be focused on International Migratory Bird Day which is observed each year in May. To celebrate, VINS invites you to join us for an evening talk, Why Conservation in Panama Matters in Vermont, on Thursday, May 24, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, dedicated to some of the Upper Valley’s most colorful and well-traveled residents.
Migratory birds such as the warblers, flycatchers, and even raptors are some of the most enjoyable and anticipated birds to watch during the spring and summer here in Vermont. These migrants spend, in fact, most of their lives not with us in Vermont but in the new world tropics (“Neo-tropics”) including Mexico, Central and South America.
In the rapidly developing economies of South and Central America, the fate of the land and wildlife, including many of the birds we know and love here in Vermont, hangs in the balance. Fortunately, there are those taking action to study and conserve these critical habitats.
Ezeikel Jakub, Director of Ornithology at Conservación Panamá Inc., will share his organizations’ grassroots research and conservation efforts and will take us on a tour of this tropical paradise in danger through photographs, sounds, and videos. Conservación Panamá Inc. is a Greenfield (MA) registered 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to conservation research in Panama.
In partnership with Conservación Panamá Inc.
Photo credit: Gualberto Becerra. P. Bird Photography