Friday, April 23, 2010
April 22, 2010
The Mississippi Kite is a species of conservation concern. Historically, populations have declined in the southeast due to persecution by humans who consider birds like me a nuisance. I am a very misunderstood bird. That’s why I enjoy visiting classrooms and appearing on TV or in the newspaper. My duty is to help create future generations of wise stewards of this Earth. If humans would just stop and listen, then my role as an education bird will not have been in vain. Currently in Argentina, my wintering grounds are slowly but surely vanishing due to logging. Someday I hope a small child will grow up and stop the destruction of my habitat in South America. Happy Earth Day!