2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty! Yes, all the way back on August 16, 1916, the United States and Great Britain (on behalf of Canada) signed a “Convention” or treaty to protect migratory birds.
We should give thanks for the wisdom and foresight of those in both governments who worked to ensure that, 100 years later, our birds would still be here. And we can celebrate the success of this treaty, along with several subsequent treaties, as we still enjoy “our” birds today!
Check out the US Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial Web site for more information.