According to Holiday Insights (HI) today, May 14th, is International Migratory Bird Day. It always falls on the second Saturday in May. Here's part of what HI says re this holiday. "International Migratory Bird Day celebrates the incredible journey that migratory birds take each year. They travel thousands of miles between breeding groups in North America. and their winter homes in Central and South America. Organizers say this day is to both support and to increase awareness of conservation efforts in support of migratory birds. They also suggest a field trip into a woods to look for and enjoy migrating birds."
I will not be able to make a trip to any woods today but in terms of paying homage to this holiday, but I do hope to go to Central Park as well as The Wild Bird Fund (WBF). An image of The WBF's storefront can be seen atop this Blogger entry.
The WBF, as you may recall from my previous posts here on Blogger, is the only wild bird rehab center in NYC. I've been to the facility on a number of occasions and I've participated in the rescue of two bird types who received medical attention there.
The first bird type that I helped rescue is a pigeon. The WBF's role in saving this pigeon's life — as well a their services in general — are included in Cam's book, "Words In Our Beak Volume One."
And since the release of Cam's book, I was able to participate in the rescue of a migratory bird, a Northern Flicker, named Super. The last time that I was at The WBF I was not permitted to see Super as the area where is convalescing was being sanitized.
|WORDS IN OUR BEAK BOOK SERIES
...whose stories are told from the point of view of Cam, a female cardinal, whose photo is on the cover of each book. Words In Our Beak’s goal is to open readers to a simple understanding of the winged world and their environment. Set in my rooftop urban garden in New York City. Words In Our Beak is directed to children and adults who are curious about birds, and want to learn about them from a unique perspective. The books include hundreds of images of flora and fauna, links to movies, as well as to informative narratives that have been created by the author.