Environment for America was born as a result of the success of International Migratory Bird Day. The celebration started in 1993 and is now much more than a one-day event. More than 700 events are currently being held from South America to Canada, materials are available year-round, and other projects and programs have been developed to enhance bird conservation education. As a result of the growth of Bird Day, formal steps were taken to create a 501(c)(3) organization to provide permanent homes for Bird Day and other exciting endeavors. This organization is Environment for America (EFTA). Currently, EFTA works with partners and programs in the western hemisphere.