Audubon Newswire Briefs
Reprinted from Audubon Newswire
GBBC Games Online--Now that you've sharpened your keen eye for spotting birds with last month's GBBC, test your skills of observation! Find five differences between two seemingly identical photos with Eagle Eyes, Audubon's latest online game. See if you can beat Newswire's editor-she only scored 30 points! http://audubon.org/gbbc/game/index.php
Rare Birds Yearbook 2009 Competition--Do you have a great photo or painting of any rare birds? Or, have you encountered one and think you can write about it? Submit your entries to the Rare Birds Yearbook 2009 competition for a chance to have your work published in this year's yearbook and a shot at a prize. The photo competition closes May 31, 2008. For every book sold, £4.00 (roughly $8 US dollars) will be donated to Audubon's partner, BirdLife International, to help conserve these rare species.
Find out which species are eligible at http://www.rarebirdsyearbook.com/species.htm. To learn more or to enter, please visit http://www.rarebirdsyearbook.com/compete_categories.htm
Stories Sought--What You Are Doing to Help Fight Global Warming - We're looking for stories from the Audubon family. Tell us what steps are you taking - both individual actions and chapter or other group initiatives. We will share your experiences through Newswire and on the Audubon website - inspiring others to join Audubon in making a difference. Please send your story to email@example.com - with photos showcasing what you are doing, if you have them!
What's Your Favorite Bird Blind?-- Do you have a favorite birding or photography blind on a refuge, preserve, park, or forest east of the Mississippi? The Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries is looking for bird blinds in the East to expand "A Guide To Wildlife Viewing and Photography Blinds," which currently focuses on 20 western bird blinds. The new edition will feature 20 additional Eastern blinds and two in a special case study section. The guide is a resource for those seeking ideas and guidance on the planning, construction, and placement of wildlife viewing blinds. If you have a great spot that could potentially be featured, email Deborah Richie Oberbillig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audubon Board Approves Wind Power Policy--The National Board approved Audubon's policy on wind power at its January 2008 meeting in Tiburon, CA. The policy, developed by Director of Conservation Policy, Mike Daulton, and Global Warming Campaign Director, Julia Levin, supports "properly-sited wind power as a clean alternative energy source that reduces the threat of global warming. Wind power facilities should be planned, sited and operated to minimize the negative impacts on bird and wildlife populations. To read the entire policy, please visit: http://www.audubon.org/campaign/windPowerQA.html