By Cathy Pabich, Bird City Algoma Committee
I want to share some happy news from the Algoma Bird City Committee.
Local artist and children’s book author J. T. Toonen (Janet Tlachac-Toonen) authored her most recent book Birds Are Everywhere! specially to help us celebrate World Migratory Bird Day in Algoma. Although COVID-19 caused us to cancel the all-day event we usually offer, we are celebrating in other ways throughout September.
We started with a book signing. Bird City Algoma had a display table at the event. We feel uniquely honored by Janet’s generosity, since she also contributed a portion of her book sales to our committee. She is a longtime supporter who has participated in our celebrations annually.
Bird City Wisconsin communities celebrate the fact that you will find birds whether you live in a big city, a small town, or the country. The variety may vary and, in most cases, will change throughout the year. Birds Are Everywhere! shows kids some of the places birds can be found and what they like to eat.
Because birds can be found everywhere, kids everywhere can make a difference by feeding them. The book is a great rhyming story for ages three to eight and also serves as a mini field guide with photos of birds by local wildlife photographers.