Why Birds Matter

Pictured from the left are Floral Park Historical Society Director Russell O’Brien, President Ann Corbett, Stella Miller, Conservation, Education and Outreach Manager at Wild Birds Unlimited and former president of Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon, and Andy Burke, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Syosset and Floral Park Village Trustee Dr. Lynn Pombonyo. (Photo courtesy of the Floral Park Historical Society)

Stella Miller’s beautiful and inspiring PowerPoint presentation told the story of why birds matter, the perils they face, and how individuals and communities can work together to help protect them. She saidMore than ever, people are beginning to appreciate birds. Yes, they are gorgeous, but we are also impressed and humbled by their athleticism and awe-inspiring feats. But, according to the 2016 ‘State of the Birds Report’ one third of all of North America’s birds are in need of conservation action due to a myriad of factors.”

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