The Global Birding Initiative (GBI) is being formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and enjoyment of birding through education, sharing, and discovery by creating a dynamic birding network around the world!!!
GBI is an online hub for links to information about birding opportunities, festivals, conferences, associations, educational programs, and conservation efforts worldwide. By providing birders with accessible resources and opportunities to help them effectively share their appreciation for birds with others, GBI strives to creatively inspire global interest in birds, birding and, by extension, the natural world. In doing so, GBI encourages birders to generate participation in birding, engender appreciation for birds in individuals and communities around the world, and heighten awareness of bird conservation issues among the general public.
Through its flagship program, “Pledge to Fledge,” a grassroots birding outreach movement, GBI mobilizes birders throughout the world to share their appreciation for birds with others. GBI’s next “Pledge to Fledge” Campaign is set to take flight on August 23rd - 25th, 2013.