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Welcoming wildlife with Migration Week

April 06, 2015 National
Welcoming wildlife with Migration Week

Oak Hammock Marsh, Man. – Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is calling all Canadians to help celebrate the miracle of migration April 6 – 12.

DUC is celebrating the best of the season with fun and practical guides to experiencing migration. Migrationweek.org will showcase incredible migration photos, stories and facts. Maps will help Canadians find nearby wetlands, and a live Twitter event will invite them to ask DUC’s science team about waterfowl and migration. canada-goose

Every spring, millions of waterfowl fill the skies as they return to their Canadian breeding grounds. It is one of nature’s most inspiring phenomena. The migration of hundreds of species – not only waterfowl, but animals like monarch butterflies, blue whales, garter snakes and snowy owls – is an experience not to be missed.

“Canadians need to get outdoors and experience a sight we often take for granted,” says Dr. Karla Guyn, DUC’s national director of conservation. “Migration Week is a real testament to DUC’s efforts to conserve wetlands and other outdoor spaces where these incredible journeys take place. Without healthy, productive habitat, we couldn’t witness the miracle of migration.”

DUC’s migration celebration coincides with National Wildlife Week, which is themed “Wild Migrations.”

DUC conserves wetlands that bring migration to life. Marshes, ponds and fens are stopovers for millions of waterfowl and other wildlife making their seasonal journeys. Wetlands also provide critical habitat throughout the year. Migration Week is a chance for Canadians to welcome the first sights and sounds of spring. grebes

For more information, please visit migrationweek.org.

Contact Information

Carolyn Kosheluk
Online Content Editor
Ducks Unlimited Canada
(204) 467-3279