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Contact: Christopher Langland, 507-825-5464 Ext. 220
Pipestone National Monument News ReleaseFor Immediate Release: 4/25/2017
Contact: Christopher Langland Phone: 507-825-5464 Ext. 220 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Migratory Bird DayPipestone, MN: Pipestone National Monument announces “International Migratory Bird Day” on May 13, 2017, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This event will feature bird walks, interactive exhibits, educational stations and more.
We invite you to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun! 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, wildlife, and for ourselves.
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 importance of stopover sites, crucial refuges where migratory birds rest and refuel before continuing their remarkable journeys. Because these flights can stretch thousands of kilometers across continents and oceans, the birds depend upon a handful of resource-rich and strategically located habitats to acquire the energy-rich fat stores they need to survive. These places are known as stopover sites. Some stopover sites are well known, such as along the coasts of Louisiana, New Jersey, and the Upper Bay of Panama, where birds stop after traveling along the shoreline. Others are inland, such as Venezuela's grasslands, wetlands in the central United States, and even urban parks and backyards.
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, visit http://www.migratorybirdday.org/.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 417 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 at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and YouTube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.