Horicon Council Adopts International Migratory Bird Day

(Horicon) Migratory birds will be getting a day of recognition in Horicon. The city’s common council this week adopted a resolution designating May 9th as International Migratory Bird Day. Horicon Mayor Jim Grigg says the city is a bird city because of its close proximity to the marshlands where hundreds of different migratory birds’ nest. International Migratory Bird Day is observed nationally, usually on the second Saturday in May. Since 1993 the occasion has become a primary vehicle for focusing public attention on the nearly 350 species that travel between nesting habitats throughout North America and their wintering grounds to the south. Grigg says the day is not only to foster appreciation for wild birds but also a call to action to support efforts to protect migratory bird conservation.