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Bird Migration

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What's happening in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge? What about Whooping Cranes? Laura Jones, USFWS, tell us more, and shows us a film about Aransas. Learn about the amazing hummingbird migration from Bryan Adams.
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North American Flyways


Black-Throated Blue Warbler (S. Maslowski, USFWS) is a neotropical migratory bird that receives protection from the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act.


Feathers were popular decorations in hats and fans at the turn of the century (National Archives/USFWS).


The avocet is a popular shorebird.


One example from of migrating ducks and geese is the gadwall.


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International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), held on the second Saturday in May, was created in 1993 by visionaries at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Now under the direction of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, IMBD continues to focus attention on one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird -- its journey between its summer and winter homes. Today, it is celebrated in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Central America through bird festivals and bird walks, education programs, and Bird Day!


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