August 2009

In This Issue
Win a Limited Edition Print!
The Power of Partnerships
IMBD 2009 Reports
Connecting People to Nature
Surveys Begin in Latino Communities

Win a 2009 Limited Edition Art Print

What do you need to improve your IMBD event?  You can help us and hundreds of events by answering a short, 10-question survey.  The survey may be completed anonymously, or you may include your name and affiliation.  We’ll host a drawing when surveys are complete, and the winner will receive a signed Limited Edition print of the 2009 art.  Select the survey below that best fits your event.

2010 IMBD Theme Focuses on Partnerships

 Celebrate the partnerships that make your bird conservation programs a success and the 20th anniversary of Partners in Flight in 2010.  IMBD will focus on the "Power of Partnerships" in bird conservation.  The art, which will be created by Bob Petty of Montana, will feature 20 species of birds whose conservation has benefited from partnerships from South America to Canada.  Information and event materials focusing on the theme will be highlighted on the website each month.  If you have suggestions, ideas, or want to be involved in the theme development, please contact Susan Bonfield at

IMBD 2009 Reports Flow In

When you share information about your event with us, we make it available to other event organizers. Take a look at the 2009 report from the Queen City Bird Festival in Ohio.  Like most IMBD events, attendance doubled in its second year.   Send your photos or event summaries to  In the meantime, check out the Queen City Bird Festival’s detailed report of its event.

Connecting People with Nature Through Birds

The National Conservation Training Center’s course, Connecting People to Nature Through Birds, once again received high marks from participants. Course evaluations included these comments:

I feel capable now to guide bird watching programs.

                         I loved this course! 

I can now improve my own birding skills with greater confidence.

In 2010, the course will be held from June 21-24th.  Sign-up early, because the course fills quickly.

Phone: 1.866.334.3330

Surveys Begin in Latino Communities

EFTA’s newest project is a 3-year study to examine how to engage Latino audiences in science education. This summer, National Park Service Park Flight Migratory Bird interns, including Pablo Lobera (above) began outreach in Latino communities located near parks. 

The results of surveys conducted at 6 sites across the U.S. will help us understand how to better reach Latino audiences.  If you want to follow the project and its results, send your email address to:

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