Wings Across the Americas

Wings Across the Americas The U.S.Forest Service International Programs partners to prevent migratory species from becoming listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and to decrease the number of species currently listed.

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Join the conversation about Red Knots on Tuesday, October 7. Translation to French, Spanish and Portuguese are available...
09/01/2021
A Year in the Life of a Red Knot - Manomet

Join the conversation about Red Knots on Tuesday, October 7.

Translation to French, Spanish and Portuguese are available.

Register below!
Manomet WHSRN #migratorybirds

Webinar: A Year in the Life of a Red Knot - Join this exciting online event on Tuesday, September 7 to learn more about shorebird migration.

Our longtime partners BirdsCaribbean just made this lovely video to celebrate shorebirds and to educate the public on ho...
08/30/2021
Discover Caribbean Shorebirds

Our longtime partners BirdsCaribbean just made this lovely video to celebrate shorebirds and to educate the public on how we can all protect them.

Sadly, shorebird populations have declined by 40% in the last 50 years due to threats like habitat loss, pollution, hunting, and climate change.

Please join this #worldshorebirdday (September 6) to learn more about shorebirds and what you can do to protect them.

Find out how to participate: https://www.birdscaribbean.org/2021/08/discover-caribbean-shorebirds-this-world-shorebirds-day-new-video/

Caribbean shorebirds come in many shapes and sizes. From plump plovers to wave-catching Sanderlings to stately Stilt Sandpipers, shorebirds are delightful bi...

Join us ! (register below)
08/25/2021

Join us ! (register below)

Join us ! (register below)

Join us for the Urban Forest Connections Webinar: Tree planting, inventory, and analysis tools for human and environment...
08/25/2021

Join us for the Urban Forest Connections Webinar:

Tree planting, inventory, and analysis tools for human and environmental health
September 8, 2021 | 1:00-2:15pm ET

Two projects will be featured in this webinar to report out the results of recent USDA Forest Service funded projects with recommendation from the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC). Developed by Denita Hadziabdic at the University of Tennessee, a newly patented technique for early detection of Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) impacting black walnut will be introduced to our audience along with its breakthrough application for rapid field diagnosis of oak wilt and laurel wilt in the landscape. Paramita Sinha at RTI International will introduce viewers to a new method for modeling the impacts of tree cover on air temperatures and heat-related mortality and summarize results for selected US cities. This method will add a new class of ecosystem services to i-Tree Landscape, expanding its capabilities to support climate adaptation planning and address public health and environmental justice issues. Along with these presentations, participants will learn about newly funded projects and the current status of the USDA national advisory council on urban and community forestry. See connection info below

Join us for the Urban Forest Connections Webinar:

Tree planting, inventory, and analysis tools for human and environmental health
September 8, 2021 | 1:00-2:15pm ET

Two projects will be featured in this webinar to report out the results of recent USDA Forest Service funded projects with recommendation from the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC). Developed by Denita Hadziabdic at the University of Tennessee, a newly patented technique for early detection of Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) impacting black walnut will be introduced to our audience along with its breakthrough application for rapid field diagnosis of oak wilt and laurel wilt in the landscape. Paramita Sinha at RTI International will introduce viewers to a new method for modeling the impacts of tree cover on air temperatures and heat-related mortality and summarize results for selected US cities. This method will add a new class of ecosystem services to i-Tree Landscape, expanding its capabilities to support climate adaptation planning and address public health and environmental justice issues. Along with these presentations, participants will learn about newly funded projects and the current status of the USDA national advisory council on urban and community forestry. See connection info below

Meet our Partners 🤝 Juanita Fonseca is a shrimp and conservation specialist. She helps shrimp farms integrate shorebird ...
08/25/2021
Meet Juanita Fonseca - Manomet

Meet our Partners 🤝 Juanita Fonseca is a shrimp and conservation specialist. She helps shrimp farms integrate shorebird conservation into their management practices.

She's part of the 2021 Coastal Solutions Fellows Program at Cornell Lab of Ornithology and a dedicated staff member at Manomet. Along with her Manomet colleagues, she promotes conservation of working lands and seas and provides on-the-ground support to partners in Mexico.

Read more about Juanita: https://www.manomet.org/publication/meet-juanita-fonseca/

Yea, Houston! The city's "Lights Out" initiative will help keep #MigratoryBirds safe. You, too, can help keep migratory ...
08/24/2021

Yea, Houston! The city's "Lights Out" initiative will help keep #MigratoryBirds safe. You, too, can help keep migratory birds safe by turning off your lights.

The city of Houston, joined the "Lights Out" initiative - keeping #MigratoryBirds safe during their migration at night in both spring and fall!

Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/3wnVONF

📷 Mary Anne Webber

08/24/2021

Latest video from our partner Dr. Ami Thompson about the ethics of specimen collecting, plus bits of wisdom including "collecting is the gateway drug to conservation!" Check it out !

The state of torpor -- what is it and why do hummingbirds do it? Western Hummingbird Partnership explains.
08/23/2021

The state of torpor -- what is it and why do hummingbirds do it? Western Hummingbird Partnership explains.

As migration begins, hummingbirds may face challenges like cooler temperatures. When this happens, they need to conserve their energy for their journey. Hummingbirds have the ability to enter a state of torpor, where they slow down their metabolism, lower their body temperature, and slow their heartbeats to save energy. This is similar to hibernation! Torpor is a great tool for them as they begin their journey south during the fall/winter, and they can use it whenever weather conditions are harsh.

Photo by Linda Wall

Meet our Partners 🤝 The staff of Environment for the Americas! Their team connects people to birds and nature, and they ...
08/17/2021

Meet our Partners 🤝 The staff of Environment for the Americas! Their team connects people to birds and nature, and they mentor the next generation of conservation leaders.

They work with communities and partners around the world, with a focus on the Americas. They coordinate World Migratory Bird Day, the largest, global event that focuses attention on migratory bird conservation and serves as a call to action for their protection. 🐦🐦@https://environmentamericas.org/

"Our facilitation of international efforts is helping us learn about the factors that contribute to declines in migratory hummingbird populations. And our work with young professionals provides unique opportunities to work side-by-side with some of our partners, including the U.S. Forest Service."

Western Hummingbird Partnership

Meet our Partners 🤝 The staff of Environment for the Americas! Their team connects people to birds and nature, and they mentor the next generation of conservation leaders.

They work with communities and partners around the world, with a focus on the Americas. They coordinate World Migratory Bird Day, the largest, global event that focuses attention on migratory bird conservation and serves as a call to action for their protection. 🐦🐦@https://environmentamericas.org/

"Our facilitation of international efforts is helping us learn about the factors that contribute to declines in migratory hummingbird populations. And our work with young professionals provides unique opportunities to work side-by-side with some of our partners, including the U.S. Forest Service."

Western Hummingbird Partnership

It seems storks are drawn to the smell of a freshly mown lawn. Read the details https://bit.ly/3Bg0dpM
08/17/2021

It seems storks are drawn to the smell of a freshly mown lawn. Read the details https://bit.ly/3Bg0dpM

Researchers discovered that #WhiteStorks are attracted by the smell of freshly mown grass. 🔍
This means that their sense of smell is a key factor in forage!

Read the full story by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft on the fine nose of storks 👉 https://bit.ly/3Bg0dpM

Meet our Partners 🤝 Fernando Angulo Pratolongo is a Peruvian ornithologist, conservationist and avid birder. He is princ...
08/13/2021

Meet our Partners 🤝 Fernando Angulo Pratolongo is a Peruvian ornithologist, conservationist and avid birder. He is principal researcher at CORBIDI (Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad) and co-author of the “Atlas de las aves playeras del Perú”.

He and his colleagues at CORBIDI spend their days researching Peruvian fauna and flora and promoting conservation by publishing scientific research, promoting citizen science, and by carrying out awareness campaigns and educational activities.

Fernando has led the shorebird census in Peru for the Migratory Bird Project every year since 2016. He also led the Peruvian Altiplano shorebird census in 2020, Phalaropes census in Peru in 2021, and will start shorebird counts in Peruvian Amazonia in late 2021.

Fernando is convinced that the best conservation actions are based on science. "Doing basic research on shorebirds and other birds, will allow us to take the best decisions to ensure a long-lasting coexistence between humans and wildlife."

Thank you, Fernando!

http://migratoryshorebirdproject.org

Meet our Partners 🤝 Fernando Angulo Pratolongo is a Peruvian ornithologist, conservationist and avid birder. He is principal researcher at CORBIDI (Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad) and co-author of the “Atlas de las aves playeras del Perú”.

He and his colleagues at CORBIDI spend their days researching Peruvian fauna and flora and promoting conservation by publishing scientific research, promoting citizen science, and by carrying out awareness campaigns and educational activities.

Fernando has led the shorebird census in Peru for the Migratory Bird Project every year since 2016. He also led the Peruvian Altiplano shorebird census in 2020, Phalaropes census in Peru in 2021, and will start shorebird counts in Peruvian Amazonia in late 2021.

Fernando is convinced that the best conservation actions are based on science. "Doing basic research on shorebirds and other birds, will allow us to take the best decisions to ensure a long-lasting coexistence between humans and wildlife."

Thank you, Fernando!

http://migratoryshorebirdproject.org

Want to learn more about shorebird migration? Here's your opportunity: "A Year in the Life of a Red Knot." Starting Sept...
08/13/2021

Want to learn more about shorebird migration? Here's your opportunity: "A Year in the Life of a Red Knot." Starting September 7.
Thanks, WHSRN
#worldshorebirdday

Save the Date for a special World Shorebirds Day event on September 7! We will follow the journey of a Red Knot to 6 sites along their annual migration on the Atlantic coast.

Meet the people and see the places that red knots know, from the comfort of your home.

Stay tuned for more information!

https://www.manomet.org/event/a-year-in-the-life-of-a-red-knot/

08/09/2021

Check out this short SHOW & TELL video from Dr. Ami Thompson describing the tools of the Dragonfly Research Trade :-)

Last month we profiled our partner Jonathan Vargas' efforts to save endangered shorebirds. Coastal Solutions Fellows Pro...
08/04/2021
Jonathan Vargas: Mitigating Coastal Disturbance to Save Endangered Shorebirds

Last month we profiled our partner Jonathan Vargas' efforts to save endangered shorebirds. Coastal Solutions Fellows Program tells more of the story. Read it here:

Meet Jonathan Vargas, Coastal Solution Fellow of the Class of 2019. An accomplished biologist with a master’s degree in Marine and Coastal Sciences, he has been working to protect the nesting sites of the endangered Snowy Plover in Todos Santos Bay, in the town of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico...

07/27/2021

Need something uplifting? Check out this release of some American Kestrels by our wonderful partner, the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia ! The work is important because this beautiful kestrel is in decline in the eastern and in the western parts of the US.

Yeah for amazing photos from our partner the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association - RWCA!
07/27/2021

Yeah for amazing photos from our partner the Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association - RWCA!

Our friend and fellow conservationist Natalie Ingle found the time and patience to capture this fantastic photo in her back yard while Kigali city is in full lock down. A wonderful illustration of the important role bats have in pollination seen with this banana plant.

07/26/2021

In case you missed the Migratory Dragonfly Workshop, check out the recording below. The version in Spanish coming soon!

Sharing this amazing talk "Restoring the Little Things that Run the World" by Doug Tallamy. A must see for anyone who wa...
07/23/2021
A Presentation by Doug Tallamy: Restoring the Little Things that Run the World

Sharing this amazing talk "Restoring the Little Things that Run the World" by Doug Tallamy. A must see for anyone who wants to find immediate, concrete actions to protect birds, bats, butterflies--or any species (hint- it DOES involve transforming your yard!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAbO1a67_mM

In this free Audubon Florida webinar titled "A Guide to Restore the Little Things that Run the Wild," presenter, Doug Tallamy focuses focus on birds and nati...

Don't miss tomorrow's Taller de Libélula Migratoria // Migratory Dragonfly Workshop (July 22, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm ET) ...
07/21/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Migratory Dragonfly Workshop. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Don't miss tomorrow's Taller de Libélula Migratoria // Migratory Dragonfly Workshop (July 22, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm ET) in Spanish & English, Advance registration required:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOChrj4sHtEZ-1xcnMd3MOnM9haJ1cEP

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Migratory Dragonfly Workshop. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Check out a post from our partner,  Dragonfly Society of the Americas, about the Wandering Glider, a migratory dragonfly...
07/20/2021
Species of the Month — Dragonfly Society of the Americas

Check out a post from our partner, Dragonfly Society of the Americas, about the Wandering Glider, a migratory dragonfly just under two inches long (just under 5 cm) that travels THOUSANDS of miles! https://www.dragonflysocietyamericas.org/en/news/2021/7/12/species-of-the-month?fbclid=IwAR3Ghjmx8Lpq38Q85pdRWYsjKMQgONvZ_BEAyaz5mgd49rGmosGSIDVOvek

JULY’S FEATURED SPECIES:  Wandering Glider This month’s DSA species focus is the Wandering Glider ( Pantala flavescens ), our most widespread odonate species.  The Wandering Glider, or “Globe Skimmer” as it is sometimes known, is found on every continent except Antarctica (alth

Such important work - especially given that more and more wind farms are being created.Thanks Bat Conservation Internati...
07/19/2021

Such important work - especially given that more and more wind farms are being created.
Thanks Bat Conservation International

Gabriel Reyes (pictured left) studied the social behavior of hoary bats during migration and helped guide conservation mitigation strategies at wind farms, where bats suffer high mortality rates. The future of bat conservation needs our student scholars – and you! Your support for our student scholars today directly supports the future for bats.
https://www.facebook.com/donate/1232331717210298/

Taller de Libélula Migratoria - 22 Julio 2021, 12:00 – 15:00 EST , TALLER SIN COSTO - Taller en inglés y español, Con in...
07/14/2021

Taller de Libélula Migratoria - 22 Julio 2021, 12:00 – 15:00 EST ,
TALLER SIN COSTO - Taller en inglés y español, Con interpretación.

Inscripción Abierta:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOChrj4sHtEZ-1xcnMd3MOnM9haJ1cEP

Dr. Ami Thompson – North Carolina Wesleyan College
Dr. Melissa Sanchez Herrera – Universidad del Rosario - Colombia

¡Bienvenido al emocionante mundo de las libélulas! Este taller proporciona instrucciones para lecciones sobre la historia natural de libélulas y caballitos del diablo, experiencias prácticas al aire libre, y actividades en el aula de clase.

Taller de Libélula Migratoria - 22 Julio 2021, 12:00 – 15:00 EST ,
TALLER SIN COSTO - Taller en inglés y español, Con interpretación.

Inscripción Abierta:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOChrj4sHtEZ-1xcnMd3MOnM9haJ1cEP

Dr. Ami Thompson – North Carolina Wesleyan College
Dr. Melissa Sanchez Herrera – Universidad del Rosario - Colombia

¡Bienvenido al emocionante mundo de las libélulas! Este taller proporciona instrucciones para lecciones sobre la historia natural de libélulas y caballitos del diablo, experiencias prácticas al aire libre, y actividades en el aula de clase.

Taller de Libélula Migratoria - 22 Julio 2021  Dr. Ami Thompson – North Carolina Wesleyan College  Dr. Melissa Sanchez H...
07/13/2021

Taller de Libélula Migratoria - 22 Julio 2021

Dr. Ami Thompson – North Carolina Wesleyan College
Dr. Melissa Sanchez Herrera – Universidad del Rosario - Colombia

¡Bienvenido al emocionante mundo de las libélulas!
Este taller proporciona instrucciones para lecciones sobre la historia natural de libélulas y caballitos del diablo, experiencias prácticas al aire libre, y actividades en el aula de clase.

Inscripción Abierta:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOChrj4sHtEZ-1xcnMd3MOnM9haJ1cEP

13:00 – 16:00 Buenos Aires, Argentina
13:00 – 16:00 Montevideo, Uruguay
13:00 – 16:00 Brasilia, Brasil

12:00 – 15:00 La Paz, Bolivia
12:00 – 15:00 Santiago, Chile
12:00 – 15:00 Asunción, Paraguay
12:00 – 15:00 Caracas, Venezuela

11:00 – 14:00 Lima, Perú
11:00 – 14:00 Panamá, Panamá
11:00 – 14:00 Quito, Ecuador

10:00 – 13:00 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
10:00 – 13:00 San Salvador, El Salvador
10:00 – 13:00 Tegucigalpa, Honduras
10:00 – 13:00 Managua, Nicaragua
10:00 – 13:00 San José, Costa Rica

Taller de Libélula Migratoria - 22 Julio 2021

Dr. Ami Thompson – North Carolina Wesleyan College
Dr. Melissa Sanchez Herrera – Universidad del Rosario - Colombia

¡Bienvenido al emocionante mundo de las libélulas!
Este taller proporciona instrucciones para lecciones sobre la historia natural de libélulas y caballitos del diablo, experiencias prácticas al aire libre, y actividades en el aula de clase.

Inscripción Abierta:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcOChrj4sHtEZ-1xcnMd3MOnM9haJ1cEP

13:00 – 16:00 Buenos Aires, Argentina
13:00 – 16:00 Montevideo, Uruguay
13:00 – 16:00 Brasilia, Brasil

12:00 – 15:00 La Paz, Bolivia
12:00 – 15:00 Santiago, Chile
12:00 – 15:00 Asunción, Paraguay
12:00 – 15:00 Caracas, Venezuela

11:00 – 14:00 Lima, Perú
11:00 – 14:00 Panamá, Panamá
11:00 – 14:00 Quito, Ecuador

10:00 – 13:00 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
10:00 – 13:00 San Salvador, El Salvador
10:00 – 13:00 Tegucigalpa, Honduras
10:00 – 13:00 Managua, Nicaragua
10:00 – 13:00 San José, Costa Rica

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