'Our Birds': Migratory Journeys Converge In Baltimore Gardens
Central American immigrants in Baltimore, MD are helping migratory song birds that make the seasonal journey from their old home countries to the city they now call home.
by Ricardo Sandoval-Palos and Lauren Migaki
A couple of times a month, a group of migrant women and their children gather to plant shrubs and flowers in Baltimore’s expansive Patterson Park.
The gardens feed and shelter migratory birds as part of the Patterson Park Audubon Center’s Bird Ambassadors program.
Neotropical birds like the black-throated blue warbler and the Baltimore oriole migrate from the East Coast down to places like Mexico and Central America for the winter, says Susie Creamer, director of urban education and conservation at the center…
(read more and listen: NPR.org)
photos by Susie Creamer/Patterson Park Audubon Center & USFWS-NE Region