2016 International Migratory Bird Day

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Date: May 16, 2016
Contact: Chris Langland, 507-825-5464 Ext. 220

Pipestone National Monument News Release

For Immediate Release: 5/18/2016

Contact: Chris Langland  Phone: 507-825-5464 Ext. 220 Email:e-mail us

International Migratory Bird Day and Centennial Celebration

Pipestone, MN: Pipestone National Monument announces "International Migratory Bird Day and Centennial Celebration" on May 14, 2016, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This event will feature guided bird walks, interactive activities and educational stations and more.

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead up to the centennial, we invite you to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. The National Park Service is proud of its contributions to bird conservation. For generations, migratory birds have connected communities across continents, providing unique opportunities for international collaboration and inspiring people to improve conditions for birds, all wildlife, and for ourselves.

Due to this important connection, Costa Rican national parks on the Osa Peninsula have a "sister park" agreement with fourteen U.S. national parks, including Pipestone National Monument to coordinate public awareness, education, habitat restoration, and protection of these areas.  

National and international cooperation is an essential step toward safeguarding the world's migratory birds, whose long-distance flights often cross political borders, exposing them to widely varying conservation philosophies and laws. This year's theme celebrates the capacity of citizens of every country to support programs and laws that safeguard birds and their habitats. We will be celebrating 100 years of conservation, recreation, and discovery. By working together we hope to initiate another century of conservation.

For 100 years the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their most special places—their national parks. The National Park Service tells America's stories: landscapes and wilderness;people and cultures;proud achievements as well as painful moments in American history. We invite everyone to make their own connections to these remarkable places.

To learn more about migratory bird habitats, download IMBD educational and promotional materials in English and Spanish, and search for activities planned in your area, visithttp://www.migratorybirdday.org/.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 410 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us atwww.nps.gov, on Facebookwww.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitterwww.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and YouTubewww.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.

Last updated: May 16, 2016

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