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File #: R-11-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/10/2020 Final action:
Title: World Migratory Bird Day Resolution - For the purpose of encouraging the City of Annapolis to implement sound bird-conservation practices by offering education to the public about the interactions between birds and people and about the contributions birds make to a healthy community.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley
Attachments: 1. R-11-20 Bird City Maryland Migratory Bird Day First Reader.pdf, 2. R-11-20 Staff Report.pdf, 3. R-11-20 Fiscal Impact Note.pdf
Title
World Migratory Bird Day Resolution - For the purpose of encouraging the City of Annapolis to implement sound bird-conservation practices by offering education to the public about the interactions between birds and people and about the contributions birds make to a healthy community.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 11-20

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley
Co-sponsored by:

A RESOLUTION concerning

World Migratory Bird Day

FOR the purpose of adopting, honoring, and upholding the commitments to the goals of the Bird City Maryland program and designate a World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) in the City of Annapolis. Also, for the purpose of having the City of Annapolis designated as a Bird City. To that end, the City will apply to become a Bird City to promote the understanding that healthy communities are the sum of many parts, including healthy bird populations. Participation in the Bird City Maryland program will make the City of Annapolis friendlier for birds and improve the health and beauty of the City of Annapolis.

WHEREAS, migratory birds are some of the most beautiful and easily observed wildlife that share our community, and

WHEREAS, many citizens recognize and welcome migratory songbirds as symbolic harbingers of spring, and

WHEREAS, these migrant species also play an important economic role in our community, controlling pests and generating millions in recreational dollars statewide, and

WHEREAS, migratory birds and their habitats are declining throughout the Americas, facing a growing number of threats on their migration routes and in both their summer and winter homes, and

WHEREAS, public awareness and concern are crucial components of migratory bird conservation, and

WHEREAS, citizens enthusiastic about birds, informed about the threats they face, and empowered to help address those threats can directly contribute to maintaining health bird populations, and

WHEREAS, since 1993 World Migratory Bird Day (formerly Internatio...

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