BirdStars Updates

February is National Bird-feeding Month

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Wild Bird Centers of America
The Wild Bird Centers of America is pleased to announce that George Petrides, Jr. has been named Chief Executive Officer. is pleased to announce the introduction of a new app - Birds: America's 50 Most Beautiful. The app features over 200 images of 50 of America's most beautiful birds, complete with songs, range maps and descriptions.  Now available in the Apple app store.

National Bird-Feeding Month
The National Bird-Feeding Society is proud to be the host and a sponsor of this special event.  The 2011 theme for National Bird-Feeding Month is “Most Wanted – America’s Top Ten Backyard Birds” and attracting these birds to your feeders is sure to bring you enjoyment every month of the year.  Learn more about National Bird-Feeding Month.

Environment for the Americas releases annual report
Environment for the Americas hasn't been around long, but we're proud to share our 2009-2010 report of accomplishments.  We've made great strides in two years, and it is due to the support of our sponsors and to the enthusiasm of educators, outreach coordinators, and biologists throughout the Western Hemisphere. Thank you for your support!  For more information.

National Bird-Feeding Society (NBFS)
Different bird species have different feeder preferences.  To learn more about the bird feeder preferences of your favorite backyard birds, check out the NBFS Wild Bird Feeder Preference Chart for your region.

Environment for the Americas (EFTA):  Engaging Latino Audiences in Informal Science Education
EFTA is leading a 3-year study to better understand the barriers to participation in informal science education by Latino audiences.  We've been working at 9 sites across the U.S., conducting face-to-face surveys, and working with organizations that host International Migratory Bird Day Events.  The results of our work will help us understand the roles language, economic level, number of generations in the U.S., country of origin and other factors play in participation in such activities.  If you would like to receive our newsletter about the project and its results, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be included in our mailing list.

Flying WILD: New Dates for Educator and Facilitator Workshops
Flying WILD educators and facilitator workshops are hosted throughout the year through Flying WILD City Partners, located in select cities across the nation. Participants gain experience in hands-on activities from the activity guide that teaches basic biology, identification and ecology, bird conservation, and service learning activities. By attending a Flying WILD workshop, participants receive the curriculum guide, Flying WILD: An Educator’s Guide to Celebrating Birds, to take back to their school or organization.

Flying WILD, a program of the Council for Environmental Education, introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects.  Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation organizations, community groups, and businesses involved with birds to implement school bird festivals and bird conservation projects.

To find the next workshop nearest you, visit the Flying WILD training page for a list of dates and locations.

National Wildlife Refuge System - Connecting People With Nature: Ensuring the Future of Conservation
Do Your Part to Help Conserve Gulf Coast Wetlands
July 27, 2010
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today unveiled a special edition Federal Duck Stamp envelope, or cachet, that hunters, stamp collectors and other conservationists can purchase for $25 -- or $10 more than the cost of a regular Duck Stamp -- to help conservation efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. The funds will be used to acquire wetlands for inclusion in national wildlife refuges along the Gulf Coast. To learn more, visit

National Bird-Feeding Society (NBFS)
Want to know what bird seed is most attractive to birds visiting your yard?  The NBFS has wild bird food preference charts for eastern and western North America.  Check out the Wild Bird Food Preference Charts and start attracting wild birds you want to your yard.

National Bird-Feeding Society (NBFS)
The NBFS had developed a Backyard Bird Checklist.  This checklist allows individuals to keep track of the wild birds visiting their bird feeders and the season they appeared in their yard.  Check out the Backyard Bird Checklist.