On April 6, the Lake County Board of Supervisors proclaimed the month of April as “Bird Appreciation Month,” in Lake County. District Five Supervisor, Jessica Pyska, brought the request to the board on behalf of The Redbud Audubon Society, in order to honor the importance of the bird life in Lake County and on Clear Lake and to focus on efforts that every person in the County can do to make life better for birds. “April 22, 2021 is Earth Day and a bird appreciation proclamation seemed like a fitting way to honor this event as well,” noted Redbud Audubon president, Roberta Lyons.
As part of Redbud Audubon’s efforts throughout the month, the organization will provide information on how to improve habitat in your own yard, how to insure the safety of birds and also information about the Redbud Audubon Society which was founded in 1976 and is the oldest conservation organization in Lake County.
Following is the wording of the proclamation designating the month of April 2021 as Bird Appreciation Month in Lake County:
WHEREAS, Birds are present everywhere in our environment, including our cities and towns, wetlands, the Clear Lake Shoreline, oak woodlands, and Chaparral and
WHEREAS, The Local Redbud Audubon Society has worked for over 40 years to raise the awareness of the importance of the local bird population here, including presenting the annual Heron Days bird tour event almost every year for the last 20 years and
WHEREAS, April 22, is officially designated as Earth Day and birds are a vital part of the environment in Lake County and worldwide and
WHEREAS, Lake County’s rich natural resources support more than 300 species of birds, including the second-highest concentration in the State of California of breeding Clark’s and Western Grebes on Clear Lake and
WHEREAS, The presence of such a large number of birds here is an important attraction for tourists and a benefit to the local economy; there is much that individual homeowners, businesses and residents can do to provide safe passage and habitat for both migrating and resident birds and
WHEREAS, Lake County plays a critical role on an International scale for migratory birds that have no boundaries and the National Audubon Society and Bird Life International have recognized Clear Lake and surrounding areas as a Globally Important Bird Area (IBA)
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lake County Board of Supervisors hereby proclaims April, 2021 as Bird Appreciation Month in Lake County.