Better late than never, they say. Yes, the 2010-2011 "duck stamp" has been on sale for a couple of months now, and we've been a bit negligent in purchasing one. Finally did it this weekend. Here's three reasons to go get yours if you haven't already:
1) This year's stamp is a beautiful depiction of an American Wigeon by Maryland artist Robert Bealle.
2) The stamp costs just $15 and can easily purchased online here, or at many U.S. post offices and National Wildlife Refuges.
3) Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar you pay for your stamp goes to purchase or lease wetlands and other land for National Wildlife Refuges. More land = more birds, and other plants and animals.
We try to avoid being preachy here at Birdcouple.com, but we make an exception when it comes to this topic: PLEASE GO GET YOUR STAMP!!!!!!
This seems like kind of a no-brainer to us, but just to prove there are many sides (and views) to any issue, Jeffrey Gordon has a really interesting post on his blog about who (hunters, birders, hunter-birders, birder-hunters) is buying the stamp these days, and what that means. Lots of informed comments on the post, too.