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IMBD may be a morning bird walk, a day
of activities for all ages, or a multi-day
festival. Our goals are to make organizing
your program simple and to help you share
information about birds and their conservation
with people of all ages. Let our ideas, projects,
and materials get you started.
1. CREATE A DYNAMIC PROGRAM
Make the IMBD bird conservation theme part
of your event. Get the details, downloadable
information, promotional materials, and more.
2. PUT YOUR EVENT ON THE MAP
Post your event on the Explorer’s Map. It’s easy,
free, and reaches thousands of people.
3. READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Sign up for our monthly newsletter, with the
latest updates on bird education, tips for your
program, and ways to protect birds.
4. LEARN FROM THE PROS
Need some quick ideas? Check out successful
events and new ideas for engaging the public.
5. NEWS FROM THE PROS
Learn more about IMBD, organizing an event,
and the 2017 conservation theme from our
Rocío Landivar - IMBD 2017 Artist
Ducks at Lake Elizabeth, by Natalie
Share Your Art
Rocío Landívar was born in San Antonio Oeste, a
small town by the sea located in the Argentinian
Patagonia. She studied Visual Communication
Design at La Plata National University. She
currently lives in Buenos Aires, where she
paints and designs. Since the beginning of her
professional career, she has worked on bird
protection and conservation projects, specially on
seashore birds, which were regular visitors to her
homeland. She developed posters, infographics,
educational and promotional materials, and more.
Is art part of your program or event? Share youth
paintings, drawings, or photographs on the IMBD
- Get to Know Gallery. We award prizes to select
art representing the 2017 theme.
• A bird’s decision to stop at a site depends
on several factors: the condition of the bird,
weather, wind direction, a good place to land,
and habitat quality.
• During migration, most songbirds travel at
night and spend the daylight hours at
stopover sites resting and searching for food.
• Development along North American coasts
has put many critical stopover sites for over-
water migrants at risk.
• The destruction of high-quality stopover
habitat has been identiﬁed as one of the
greatest threats to populations of migratory
• The Copper River Delta in Southeast, AK is a
stopover hotspot, supporting several hundred
thousand shorebirds during migration.
Migratory Stopover Sites
Did you know...
Rocío also commits her time to porcelain painting
where she conveys her dedication and passion
for birds through realistic paintings and her own