Thursday, July 10, 2008

Back to Birds!

Today's Greeting

Wood Thrush - a wonderful bird, but sadly on the decline...Look closely, and you can see the nestling's bill.

Below is a notice I received today from the American Bird Conservancy - This is a wonderful organization, dedicated to the welfare of migratory birds...Check it out; with a click, you can add your support to protecting birds and their habitat.

Dear Helen,

On July 10 at 10am EST, I will testify on behalf of American Bird Conservancy at a Congressional hearing on the state of America's birds.My testimony will outline the many threats to migratory and resident birds, and ways these threats can be mitigated. I will call special attention to the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act and its proven track record in funding conservation efforts that have benefited hundreds of migratory species throughout the hemisphere. ABC and a coalition of members of the Bird Conservation Alliance are asking for an increase in funding for this key program to better serve the needs of declining bird populations.My testimony will resonate better with members of the Committee because you and many other ABC supporters sent letters to their Representatives asking that they cosponsor a bill put forward by Representatives Kind and Gilchrest (HR 5756) that will reauthorize the Act at significantly higher funding levels.I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking part in this campaign through our on-line action center. To date, more than 31,000 emails have been sent to Congress requesting that the Act be reauthorized and fully funded. This will make a significant difference in our ongoing efforts to better protect our declining migratory birds.If you would like to listen to the hearing online, please visit http://resourcescommittee.house.gov.
And please don't forget to tell your friends that it is not too late for them to take action on this campaign too. They can visit our online action site at www.abcbirds.org/action and send a letter to their Representative asking them to cosponsor HR 5756.
Thank you once more for your efforts to help protect our declining migratory birds,
Dr. George Wallace
American Bird Conservancy

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14 comments:

June said...

Clicked! Thanks for the link...

Eve said...

Morning Helen,
One of my favorite songs is the wood thrush! Thanks for the info.

Shellmo said...

Thank you for that info - always have an interest in helping our feathered friends!

kjpweb said...

Beautiful shot Helen!
Will check out the link!
Cheers, Klaus

fishing guy said...

Helen: Beautiful card and feeding bird capture. This was an interesting post today.

Mary said...

Lovely Thrust! Will check out ABC...thanks for the information.

John Theberge said...

I've seen a few wood thrushes but have never been lucky enough to see one in its nest.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for the link. I've already contacted my Representative's office about HR 5756.

Great photos and greeting.

lisaschaos said...

Lovely photos! I discovered you through June and I will go click that link now. :)

jalynn01 said...

Awww such a sweet card and love the Woodthrush feeding! will click the link..thanks Helen.

Stacey Huston said...

Great photo. Love the little bill sticking out. The card yesterday is stunning also.. thanks for sharing

i beati said...

I love your site and would like to link to you ok ?

The Birdlady said...

Thanks, everyone, for your kind words and "clicks" for the birds.
i beati - Thanks for stopping by, and I'd be delighted.

Bird Girl said...

The wood thrush - such a song at dusk - I could listen to it over and over. But how rare to see one in a nest with a tiny beak waiting for nourishment - wonderful!
Thanks for the link!