What's one of the quickest, easiest, and most effective ways to help secure the future of the birds you enjoy watching?  Buy a Federal Duck Stamp!


Proceeds from Duck Stamp sales go directly to conservation of priority wetlands and other habitats around the country.  If you have ever listened to Yellow Rails calling from the shallow marshes at Michigan's Seney National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), or viewed the Sandhill Cranes at Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico, or watched northbound warblers dancing through the treetops at Forsythe NWR in New Jersey, you probably have stood on land that was purchased through revenue from the Duck Stamp.


Waterfowl hunters must buy Duck Stamps.  Birders should buy them because funds generated by Duck Stamps sales are used to conserve critical and dwindling habitat for waterfowl and a host of shorebirds, raptors, and songbirds.  The Duck Stamp is one of the most efficient and effective ways to help conserve birds, with $.98 cents of every dollar going directly to habitat conservation!


And birds are not the only ones to benefit.  With a Duck Stamp in hand, you are admitted free to all National Wildlife Refuges that require an entrance fee.  Do your share--buy a Federal Duck Stamp today. (They also make great gifts for your birding buddies!)


For more information on the Federal Duck Stamp Program, or to order a Duck Stamp by mail, write:  Federal Duck Stamp Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1849 C St., NW, Suite 2058, Washington, D.C. 20204.  Birders may buy the Duck Stamp at most post offices, K-Marts, Walmarts, and sporting goods stores around the country.  Call the Federal Duck Stamp Office (888-534-0400) for a location near you.