Celebrate the Year of the Bird in 2018

Celebrate the Year of the Bird in 2018

2018 is the Year of the Bird, marking the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed.

In recognition of this milestone, National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and BirdLife International joined forces with more than 100 nonprofit and conservation groups, state and federal agencies, zoos, nature centers and ornithological societies and millions of people around the world to raise the visibility of birds and inspire action through #BirdYourWorld.

Year of the Bird initiatives include 12 months of storytelling, science research and conservation efforts examining how our changing environment is driving dramatic losses among bird species around the globe and highlighting what we can do to help bring birds back.

One of intoBirds' favorite migratory birds: a Snowy Owl resting on Long Beach in Stratford, CT
One of intoBirds’ favorite migratory birds: a Snowy Owl resting on Long Beach in Stratford, CT

Healthy Planet Filled with Birds

Birds symbolize wonder and beauty and symbolize nature’s interconnectedness and the importance of caring for our shared planet.

“If you take care of the birds, you take care of most of the big environmental problems in the world,” says Thomas E. Lovejoy, Tropical Conservation Biologist and National Geographic Fellow.

IntoBirds spotted this immature Little Blue Heron earlier this fall while leading a bird watching group in New Canaan, CT
IntoBirds spotted this immature Little Blue Heron earlier this fall while leading a bird watching group in New Canaan, CT

Sign Year of the Bird Pledge

Join in and sign your pledge to be a part of the #YearoftheBird.

Go to National Geographic to discover simple but meaningful steps that you can take for a healthy planet to help birds each month.

Check out All About Birds 6 Resolutions To Help You #BirdYourWorld In 2018.

Sign your pledge. Make a difference and get out and see birds.

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