International Migratory Bird Day 

Why Birds Matter

Celebrating 22 Years of IMBD

This year, International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) will celebrate its 22nd anniversary.  Started in 1993, the event is now hosted at over 500 sites throughout the Western Hemisphere, reaching literally hundreds of thousands of young people and adults.  As part of the 22nd anniversary celebrations, this year’s theme focuses on "Why Birds Matter."

This year’s local Birdathon, held May 3-4, 2014, will help to fund a project to convert several acres at the PVAS property known as Stauffer’s Marsh to warm-season grasses. This 46 acre wetland is home to an amazing variety of animals and plants. The conversion of a few acres to warm-season grasses and native wildflowers will provide nesting sites and year-round food and cover for pollinators, birds and wildlife. Help us to continue to provide a safe place for them to live and for our members to explore.

You can register your Birdathon Team or donate to the 2014 Birdathon using these buttons.

   Button Panel For Birdathon

Click here for the 2014 IMBD brochure.

Check the PVAS Events Calendar for this year's local IMBD activities
listed by date.

For more information about the Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon

please click here

This event is held annually across the Americas the second Saturday in May. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the amazing feat of migratory birds’ long-distance travels. Help count the successful migrants at a local bird walk or event. Learn more at

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Kristin Alexander, Executive Director
phone // 304-676-3397

Ellen Murphy, Program Director
phone // 304-676-8739

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
phone // 703-303-1026
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