December 2008

In This Issue

Explorer’s Map Goes Google

Visit an Event

Before IMBD

Download the Wingspan Banner

2009 IMBD T-Shirt

Explorer’s Map Goes Google

The best place to advertise your IMBD event or program is our Explorer’s Map.  Thousands of people visit the site each spring to find events in their area, and including yours is easy and free.  Other map options enable you to share information about your organization or bird trail.  The map encompasses the Western Hemisphere, so that you may look for opportunities beyond borders.

New Ideas for Your Event

Need some new ideas to spice up your bird education program?  We have examples from stores, parks, zoos, and more.  Take a look at some of the tried-and-true activities that enliven programs from Canada to South America.

Before IMBD

The most recent issue of Birding magazine features Paul Baicich’s article, "Before There Was Ever an IMBD."  It’s hard to imagine, but in May 1894, Oil City, Pennsylvania hosted a Bird Day in local schools.  The event was a big success, and the magazine has given us permission to make the article available to you. 

Wingspan Banner

Use a wingspan banner to help kids and adults learn about birds and their sizes.  Tim Keyes of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources has donated use of the banner, which you can download and print.  Since we’ve had so many requests for it, we wanted to let you know that it is still available.  Click the link below and scroll down to the banner.  Thanks again Tim!

Phone: 1.866.334.3330

2009 IMBD T-Shirt

The 2009 IMBD t-shirt features 4 of the bird species illustrated by artist Andy Everson in the annual poster art.  The Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Sandhill Crane, Trumpeter Swan, and Green-throated Carib look great on a river blue, organic shirt.  Remember, you may personalize these by adding your logo to the sleeve.

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