Date: 1/2/18 3:40 pm
From: Elizabeth Van Dyke <drvandyke9...>
Subject: [MBBIRDS] Year of the Bird
To mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Geographic is partnering with the National Audubon Society, BirdLife International and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to celebrate the "Year of the Bird” to bring attention and help for the protection of birds. There will be articles and initiatives throughout the year. Thomas Lovejoy said “if you take care of birds, you take care of most of the environmental problems of the world”.

If you want more information about the “Year of the Bird” see the January 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine. Another article in this edition is titled “Flight Paths” in which photographer/videographer Xavi Bou captures the flight patterns of birds.

Treat yourself and go online to and search for "Why Birds Matter, and Are Worth Protecting” for an article by Jonathan Franzen, and stunning photographs by Joel Sartore (The Photo Ark, Birds of the Photo Ark).

According to the National Geographic web site, “Planet of the Birds” will air on January 19 on Nat Geo WILD.

I am gratified to see birds and related conservation issues gaining positive momentum in the media.

Happy birding,

Elizabeth Van Dyke
Santa Cruz

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