Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bright Birds and a Healthy World

I am a big fan of brightly colored birds! I have found images of a purple bird, a rainbow bird, and a yellow bird (this one I made), and each image makes me smile! Birds undeniably add to our pleasure and brighten our day when we see and enjoy them. In addition to giving us something to smile about, birds reflect the health of our planet. Those who observe and record bird populations create an awareness of environmental changes, and that is important to all life on earth.

Because birds and the environment are important to me, I have compiled a list of organizations that work to preserve, record, and share the beauty of birds. Perhaps some organization on this list will become part of your life today...

American Bird Conservancy;
BirdLife International;
The Nature Conservancy;
National Audubon Society;
Defenders of Wildlife;
Roger Rory Peterson Institute of Natural History;
National Wildlife Federation;
World Wildlife Fund;

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology;
Ducks Unlimited;

Yellow Bird by Georgianne Holland

  Information as found at the World Wildlife Fund
"Birds in every U.S. region will be impacted by climate change, says new report

Published by Lynn Englum on Sat, 03/13/2010 - 13:12

A new report, released from the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, highlights the troubling decline of bird populations in the U.S. over the last 40 years. The State of the Birds: 2010 Report on Climate Change is a report, released March 11, 2010, about climate change imperiling the nation’s birds."

Please join me in keeping an eye out for backyard birds this winter as well as lending a hand to these popular environmental organizations that merit our support.
Thanks for stopping by,


The Forgotten said...

What is the purple bird you used in this post?

Georgianne Holland said...

Hello The Forgotten! I believe that lovely purple bird is a Purple Martin. Isn't it great!