World Migratory Bird Day: Amplifying Bird Songs
World Migratory Bird Day 2017
May 10, 2017 is World Migratory Bird Day. World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was established by the United Nations in 2006 as a way to raise awareness of the need for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.
The 2017 theme is “Their Future is Our Future,” which highlights the interdependence of people and nature (specifically the interdependence of people and birds).
At this time, birds are at the peak of their migrations, and it’s an exciting time for bird watchers all over the world!
Why is it important to recognize migratory birds? The migration of birds is really something of a miracle. Migratory birds fly hundreds and thousands of miles to find the best conditions for feeding, breeding, and raising their offspring. They often migrate for exceptionally long distances; their endurance is inspiring! The Red Knot has the longest total migration route of any bird. It travels almost 10,000 miles twice a year! Along with the shear distance of their journeys, migratory birds also have amazing navigation systems. I rely on my GPS for trips even minutes from my house, so I’m especially in awe of how these birds find their way across entire regions of the world!
Migratory birds need protection right now because their wintering and stopover sites are facing threats, impeding their migration and impacting their chance of survival.
Amplifying the Noises of Birds with Lucid Audio
Lucid Audio’s products have sound amplifying technology that aides in bird watching. Check out this Lucid Audio video which shows how Lucid Audio technology assists in hearing the sounds of nature. Specifically, with the technology, one can amplify the sound of pollinator’s wings up to 9 times! Wow! Lucid Audio’s technology can amplify the sound of bird wings fluttering, the songs they sing, and the calls they make. With Lucid Audio’s technology, you can enjoy nature even more fully, and further appreciate the magic and beauty of birds’ migration!
Though World Migratory Bird Day is a lesser-known holiday, Lucid Audio’s technology will allow you to celebrate the day fully.
There are three Lucid Audio products that are ideal for bird watching: the Headphone, the Hearband and PSAPs.
The headphone fits snuggly around your ears, ensuring you don’t miss a single chirp or song. Turn the amplification up to hear every little noise that the birds in your vicinity make!
You can slip the Hearband around your neck with ease and pop in the earbuds to amplify the sounds of nature around you. You can turn up the amplification up to 9 times when you want to listen to the sounds of birds migrating or singing in your garden.
PSAPs, or Personal Sound Amplification Products are ideal for enhancing your hearing in a more sophisticated way than the Hearband. The Enrich PRO PSAP has 8 channels for listening and is quite discreet. Both products are ideal for bird watching.
How are you planning on celebrating this World Migratory Bird Day?