For several years, CAMN has been involved in a nationally-connected program to inform members of the public about the presence, needs and protection of birds we find in our city and suburban lives. Celebrate Urban Birds, a year-round project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, has partnered with over 9,000 community-based organizations, distributed more than 250,000 educational kits, and awarded dozens of mini-grants.
The City of Austin, through the Austin Nature and Science Center, is one such community partner. Each year, the City coordinates events around its Celebrate Urban Birds day, with activities held at multiple community sites. This year, that event was March 7. As it has done in past years, CAMN provided volunteers to help with the event.