Thursday, July 12, 2007

Duck Stamps for 2007-2008

Federal Duck Stamps for 2007-2008 are now on sale at and from the Postal Service. Ninety-eight percent of the funds raised from duck stamp sales goes directly to preserving habitat through the National Wildlife Refuge System. Beneficiaries include refuges such as the Great Swamp, Cape May, and Forsythe refuges in New Jersey; Montezuma in New York; John Heinz (Tinicum) in Pennsylvania; Bombay Hook in Delaware; Patuxent, Blackwater, and Eastern Neck in Maryland; and Chincoteague and Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia. There are many others, as well.

Purchased of the stamp is required for hunters. Birders are encouraged to purchase the stamp as well. The entrance fee at National Wildlife Refuges is waived for birders who possess a valid duck stamp.