How can YOU help birds today and every day?
Clean up your trash, and join with others to remove litter from your local streets, parks, creeks, and beaches!
Trash travels: even small pieces of litter dropped far inland can make their way into the ocean, where they threaten animals like this Laysan albatross in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Over 90 percent of the Laysan albatross chicks that hatch each year in the monument contain plastic in their stomachs, and many of them die from it. By refusing, reducing, reusing, recycling, and repurposing plastic, you can help protect these young birds!
(Photo: David Slater/NOAA)
[Image description: A Laysan albatross leaning over a tray of plastic lighters, with a juvenile albatross in the background; a gif of plastic floating at the ocean surface.]
Happy World Migratory Bird Day!
Migrating birds, like albatrosses, rely on clean, accessible pit stops along their journeys to rest and fuel up. Here are a few suggestions on how to help keep these important habitats and their residents healthy!