A Look Back on the Year of the Bird

This year we partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon Society, and we were privileged to work with National Geographic and Bird Life International to celebrate the Year of the Bird. As 2018 comes to an end, let’s reflect back on the Year of the Bird.

Year of the Bird with Chickadee

2018 was proclaimed the Year of the Bird to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This bird protection law has helped save millions of birds that were affected by commercial trade and continues to protect nearly all native birds in the United States.

Year of the Bird consisted of 12 initiatives to raise awareness and inspire everyone to help save birds. Those participating were encouraged to take a small action each month that would contribute to the protection of birds.

A few of these actions were:

  • Learning about native plants
  • Reducing dependence on single use plastic
  • Discovering more parks

Overall, these simple actions contributed to helping build a better world for birds. As we head into 2019, let’s continue to work hard in helping to preserve the habitats and birds that we all love.

To read more about the Year of the Bird and the action of each month, go here.

To see a complete list of birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, go here.