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'I Bird NY' touts birding, Great Lakes migratory flyway

Bird Flying / Stock photo
Bird Flying / Stock photo

The Great Lakes region serves as a major flyway for a variety of migratory birds.

According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation the Great Lakes watershed area in the state supports more than 400 different bird species. That's why the state is promoting bird watching through its new program called "I Bird NY."

“Birding is a sport that can be enjoyed by New Yorkers of any age and ability, no matter where they live," said DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos.

Through the I BIRD NY program included new signage for 38 bird conservation sites in the state to help bird watchers better access bird watching locations.

"Under the new I BIRD NY program, these improvements and new signage make it easier than ever to get outside and enjoy birdwatching," he said. " I encourage residents and visitors alike to take a trip and connect with nature and experience some of the prime bird watching areas that are true natural treasures to the state."

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