Indiana Audubon is pleased to announce that Governor Eric Holcomb has officially declared September 17-22 as Migratory Bird Awareness Week in Indiana. This special proclamation underscores the importance of preserving and celebrating our native birds and the remarkable journey they undertake each year.
Despite three billion birds lost since the 1970s, which amounts to one in every four birds, Indiana remains a home to critical habitats, with more than 40 designated Important Bird Areas and over 60 Indiana Birding Trail sites. Migratory Bird Awareness Week is a time for Hoosiers to promote migratory bird conservation efforts and to celebrate Indiana’s natural treasures.
“We are grateful to Governor Holcomb for recognizing the importance of migratory birds and their habitats in Indiana,” said Indiana Audubon Executive Director Brad Bumgardner. “This declaration provides a meaningful opportunity for our community to unite over common conservation goals as we celebrate our own 125th anniversary of bird conservation in Indiana this year.”
Migratory Bird Awareness Week culminates with the fall migration-themed 125th anniversary celebration, set to take flight at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis on Saturday, Sept. 23. This milestone event promises to be a feathery celebration of nature, education, and conservation, and is open to all bird enthusiasts and nature lovers.
For more information about Migratory Bird Awareness Week and a list of events, visit indianaaudubon.org or email [email protected].