Tropical Wings, Inc
Tropical Wings is the official friends group of the National Parks Service Sister Parks agreement involving 14 National Parks in the upper midwest and 7 National Parks on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. This sister parks partnership revolves around the welfare of the neotropical migratory birds shared between the upper midwest and Costa Rica. Tropical Wings is a 501.c3 non-profit, membership organization that focuses on education and habitat restoration to benefit migratory birds. We celebrate the return of our migratory birds the second weekend in May each year with an event at the Phipps Center for the Arts, we also bring adults down to Costa Rica each year to raise funds for habitat conservation in the St. Croix Watershed and on the Osa Peninsula. Each fall we bid farewell to our birds with a Fall Migration Celebration held on the second Saturday of September. Tropical Wings has developed curriculum for schools on migratory birds and habitat conservation, and grants funds to organizations in the St. Croix watershed for habitat restoration projects. They also sponsor a student art show each spring in conjunction with the spring Bird Migration Celebration.