Wednesday, 16 March 2016

What a Treaty ! Migratory Bird Treaty Day !

Did you know... 

... that today is Migratory Bird Treaty Day? On this day in 1916, the United States and Canada enacted the first migratory bird treaty, later to evolve into the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA). The treaty was for the protection of migratory birds between the United States and Great Britain (acting on behalf of Canada) and makes it unlawful to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill or sell migratory birds. Over 800 species are currently on the list. Go out and do some bird watching today - and don't forget to feed them! 

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Today's Inspirational Quote: 

"Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." 

-- Miles Kington 
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