This year, 2016, marks the centennial of the first Migratory Bird Treaty, which the United States signed with Great Britain on behalf of Canada. That treaty and the three that followed — with Japan, Russia and Mexico — form the cornerstones of our efforts to conserve migratory birds, like the Burrowing Owl.
During our winter, the burrowing owls have migrated south, down into Central America and Mexico. Often, New Mexico is an important wintering ground for this species, as well as south Texas and southern California.
Kirsten Cruz McDonnell
Envirological Services, Inc.
Smokey Valley Ranch Project Coordinator
The Nature Conservancy
Produced by Playa Lakes Joint Venture.