YOTB Action for August: Birding your Public Lands
Public lands in the U.S. support more than 1,000 bird species, one-third of which are endangered, threatened, or of conservation concern. Birding is a good way to say that you support lands held in the public trust.
Those lands and waterways provide food, nesting areas, breeding partners, and migration stopover sites that are managed for the long-term. And to see birds, the options are almost limitless. The Pacific Wren above was seen in a National Historic Park, and every state has multiple parks and refuges set aside for people to enjoy wildlife.
Visit this eBird link to see species found in U.S. National Wildlife Refuges.
Know Your Public Lands explains the differences in public lands, from local county parks to state refuges and national parks.
Find a national park near you with this list of all of National Parks in the U.S.