May 28, 2010
Look closely (original title)
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At first glance you may see the beauty and serenity of the Minas Basin – an eastern inlet in the Bay of Fundy – but if you look more closely, you’ll see that this essential feeding and resting place for migratory birds is threatened by industrial development, poor forestry and agricultural practices and lack of sewage treatment.
Migratory bird season is well underway, and I hope you’re as excited as I am to see our feathered friends,like the semipalmated sandpiper, in the Canadian skies again!
We enjoy it when these birds return to our skies after their long journey home, but fewer and fewer are making it back each year.
Right now this beautiful scene where these birds rest and feed is threatened. Your support today will help Important Bird Areas like this one be monitored and cared for to conserve birds and their habitats – an effort we’ve been leading the way on for the past seven decades – with support from concerned people like you.
Please consider a donation today, in any amount you can afford. No matter how big or small, your gift will help to ensure stewardship within Canada’s Important Bird Areas remains strong.
P.S. Don’t forget to view our slideshow featuring migratory birds of the Minas Basin!