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!