About 47 million people spent time watching birds in 2011. That’s about 20 percent of the U.S. population age 16 and older. Spring and fall are some of the best times to see some of their amazing feats of migration. USA Todaytakes advantage of the fall migration to ask readers to choose their favorite bird-watching spot. National wildlife refuges figure prominently in the nominations:
The USFWS Migratory Bird Program is also active in other nominated spots, whether it is through Joint Ventures, the Urban Bird Treaty, Flyway Councils, the Migratory Bird/Duck Stamp, such grant programs as the North American Wetlands Conservation Act Program and more. The Migratory Bird Program works nonstop to conserve America’s birds and their habitats.
Release by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.