2017-03-23 / Life in Leelanau

Charter to lead State of the Birds program


MICHIGAN-BASED Saving Birds Thru Habitat executive director Kay Charter (center) presented an award to the Pima County, Ariz. Board of Commissioners this month. The award recognized the county’s efforts in preserving and protecting Sonoran flora, which provides indigenous native birds with essential cover. MICHIGAN-BASED Saving Birds Thru Habitat executive director Kay Charter (center) presented an award to the Pima County, Ariz. Board of Commissioners this month. The award recognized the county’s efforts in preserving and protecting Sonoran flora, which provides indigenous native birds with essential cover. The State of Birds report will be the topic of an educational program, Wednesday, April 12, sponsored by Saving Birds Thru Habitat (SBTH).

Kay Charter, SBTH executive director, is the featured speaker for the event, set for noon in the community meeting room at the Leelanau County Government Center.

Charter will discuss the 2016 report which states than more than one-third of North America’s bird populations are at risk of extinction, including popular families like orioles and warblers.

She will cover the causes of these declines and what can be done to reverse the trends.

Prior to her presentation, several agencies will present an overview of what is happening throughout the county regarding habitat issues.

There will be a $10 registration fee, which include informational handouts.

Please RSVP by calling 256-9783 or email klong@leelanaucd.org.

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