BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF CANADA INC
EVENT DATE: Jun 19, 2015
Join me in supporting the protection of breeding habitat for birds in the Atlantic flyway!
One Night, One Thousand Dinners! Gather to Gab, Gather to Give!
It is estimated that close to 70% of all North American waterfowl breed in Canada. Today we have an opportunity to help protect the breeding habitat in Canada and support U.S. migratory birds - especially waterfowl - that we see in the U.S.
And every U.S. dollar donated can be quadrupled!
One of them is the American Black Duck. The ABD hides in plain sight in shallow wetlands of eastern North America. They often flock with the ubiquitous Mallard, where they look quite similar to female Mallards. But take a second look through a group of brown ducks to notice the dark chocolate-brown flanks, pale grayish face, and olive-yellow bill of an American Black Duck. Numbers of this shy but common duck declined sharply in the mid-twentieth century. Hunting restrictions have helped to stabilize their numbers, although habitat loss remains a problem. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Black_Duck/id