Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial

Celebrating 100 Years of Migratory Bird Conservation

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Photo: Hazel Erikson/Audubon Photography Awards

One hundred years ago the United States and Great Britain, representing Canada, signed the Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds, a landmark conservation agreement that has saved the lives of millions of birds. Commonly known as the Migratory Bird Treaty, the agreement provides the foundation for the protection of almost all native birds, including their nests and eggs.

In Chicago, Audubon Great Lakes is celebrating the centennial of this landmark agreement with a series of activities and events with our conservation and community partners. We’re launching our celebration on August 12th at Lincoln Park Zoo with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and kicking off our Bird Your Park (#birdyourpark) partnership with the Chicago Park District. Check out our calendar of events for activities throughout the Chicago metropolitan area!

Migratory Bird Information

Bird Your Park
Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Bird Your Park

In partnership with the Chicago Park District, Audubon Great Lakes and its partners are creating programs to introduce people to the birds in their neighborhood parks.

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Stamps Raise Funds for Conservation
Birds

Duck Stamps Raise Funds

Ninety-eight percent of annual Federal Duck Stamp sales go to conservation activity.

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Migratory Stopover Habitat
Migratory Stopover Habitat

Migratory Stopover Habitat

A key component of the Great Lakes initiative is the improvement of stopover habitat for migratory birds.

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Planting for Chicago-area Migratory Birds
Birds

Planting for Migratory Birds

Any landscape - formal, informal, large or small - can attract rare and beautiful migrants if a few simple principles are followed

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