International Migratory Bird Day Is May 13!

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) is held every second Saturday in May, this year May 13. The purpose is to celebrate and support migratory bird conservation. The theme this year is Boreal Forest: Bird Nursery of the North.

The Boreal Forest is located across northern parts of Russia, Scandinavia, Canada and Alaska. It covers 6.5 million square miles.

There are 325 species of birds which regularly visit the North American part of the Boreal Forest. This includes residents, winter and summer visitors.

The first IMBD was in 1993. This year, more than 500 events will take place over the United States to commemorate this special day.

Related Link: International Migratory Bird Day

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