Sherrie York - WMBD 2020 Artist
When is WMBD?
Bird Day is Everyday! WMBD is ofﬁcially
the second Saturday in May in Canada and
the U.S. (May 9 in 2020), and the second
Saturday in October in Mexico, Central
and South America, and the Caribbean
(October 10 in 2020). Because birds
have different schedules, however, we
encourage you to host your program or
event when participants will be most likely
to see birds.
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Visit our website regularly to get updates
about bird migrations, to learn more about
the researchers who are studying bird
migrations, and to explore how you can
help to protect birds. We provide a wealth
of information and resources for your
programs, events, and activities.
WMBD 2020 Artist: Sherrie York
At the program’s heart is artwork that reﬂects the conservation theme. Selected through
a rigorous, competitive process, artists from Haiti, Cuba, Mexico, the United States, Canada,
and other countries have portrayed issues ranging from the impacts of climate change
to the beneﬁts of shade coffee. The ﬁnal
images feature the species that reﬂect
Following a rigorous selection process,
artist Sherrie York was selected to create
the art that reﬂects the 2020 conservation
theme. A self-taught printmaker and
compulsive wanderer of landscapes,
Sherrie York lives and works in Maine.
Observation is the core of Sherrie’s work,
whether she is sketching leaves collected
on a hike or carving a complex linocut
block of waterbirds in their element. Her
linocuts have been presented in national
and international exhibitions, including the
Woodson Art Museum’s prestigious Birds
in Art, and the Society of Animal Artists’
Art & the Animal, and are represented in
corporate and museum collections. Learn
more about Sherrie’s art at:
WMBD events 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 WMBD 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!
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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 WMBD, organizing an event,
and the 2020 conservation theme from our