It’s time to mark the centennial of the Convention between the United States and Great Britain (on behalf go the Canadians) for the Protection of Migratory Birds – called the Migratory Bird Treaty – that was signed on Aug. 16, 1916. This Treaty, and three others that followed, form the cornerstones of efforts to conserve birds that migrate across international borders.
The treaty connects the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with US federal, state, private, non-government, tribal, and international partners who share a long, successful history of conserving, protecting, and managing migratory bird populations and their habitats. Celebrating the centennial of the first treaty allows us to bring together those who have contributed to its success. The US Fish & Wildlife website has details of activities and celebrations.