Every yard counts: Making your home bird friendly
From 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Despite global conservation efforts and successes, many bird species have continued to decline over the past century. These declines received a lot of attention recently with the published paper in Science, detailing the loss of 3 billion birds in North America, as well as Audubon’s report on climate change. Many of the species detailed in these reports are Neotropical migrants, and cover vast amounts of land in a given year. Join us to learn about how you can make your yards and homes bird-friendly and support populations of migratory birds.
Matthew Shumar is based in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University where he is Program Coordinator of the Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, a collaboration of non-profit groups, businesses, state and federal government agencies advancing avian conservation in Ohio and the region. Prior to working with OBCI, he was the Project Coordinator and co-editor for The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Ohio. Matthew is also on the council of the Association of Field Ornithologists, where he serves as co-chair of their Communications Committee.