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Warm welcome for migrants in Colombia!

Monday 16 February 2009.

More than 8000 people of all ages welcomed migratory birds in 2008 in seven departments of Colombia and in the city of Bogotá through the V Migratory Bird Festival, of ProAves, participating in many activities such as parades, workshops, talks, walks and birding tours.

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San Vicente de Chucurí.

The activities were carried out between August and November, particularly in the municipalities of El Tambo (Cauca), Ocaña (Norte de Santander), Jardín (Antioquia), Génova (Quindío), and San Vicente de Chucurí (Santander), based in our Natural Bird Reserves of Mirabilis Swarovski, Recurve-billed Bushbird, Yellow-eared Parrot, El Mirador, Fuertes’s Parrot, and Cerulean Warbler, and in Roncesvalles (Tolima), and Guasca, Cundinamarca.

Activities, which also included the distribution of over 6,159 educative materials, were led by the Environmental Education and Conservation areas of ProAves.

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Génova.

We have the support of these institutions with which we are very grateful: NMBCA – USFWS, Cerulean Warbler Working Group, Grupo Cerúleo, International Migratory Bird Day, Bird Conservation Alliance, Major of Bogotá, World Land Trust – U.S., Cornell Lab of Ornithology, American Bird Conservancy, Alianza Alas Doradas, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Disney Wildlife Conservation Program, Loro Parque Fundación, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Conservation International, Environmental for the Americas, Cooperative of Coffee Growers in Andes COOPERA, Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis, Asociación Bogotana de Ornitología, Conoco Phillips, Instituto Alexander von Humboldt, Red de Humedales de la Sabana de Bogotá, Partner of Americas and Majors of Génova, Roncesvalles, Jardín, San Vicente de Chucurí and Ocaña, as well as principals and teachers of all the educational institutions participants and of community.

In future, other institutions and individuals can support the festival by writing to fundacion@ proaves.org or, in general, giving a secure donation.

with the support of:

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