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Help us STOP illegal #birdkilling

Unlawfully shot, trapped or glued. Every year around 25 million birds are killed across the Mediterranean 
region each year. Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade! 
© BirdLife International, 2016


World Migratory Bird Day 2016 - 10th Anniversary!


Statement by Dr Jacques Trouvilliez to mark 2016 World Migratory Bird Day


Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director - World Migatory Bird Day 2016


Statement by Dr Bradnee Chambers to mark 2016 World Migratory Bird Day


Dr Patricia Zurita, CEO Birdlife International - World Migratory Bird Day 2016


Intercontinental Bird Migration in the spotlight in Bonn

Bonn, 25 April 2016 – On Saturday, 23 April, the local branch of the nature NGO, NABU (BirdLife Partner in Germany) organized a birding tour in English and German guided by the local bird expert, Mr. Frank Wissing: a 1.5km excursion in the Rheinaue to gain more knowledge on migratory birds, their journey and to watch them in one of their stop-over sites. The bird walk was registered on the World Migratory Bird Day website as one of this year’s events (


World Migratory Bird Day Celebrated in Iraq

On Tuesday, 10 May, the Chibayish branch of Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner in Iraq) is organizing a suite of activities to celebrate this year’s World Migratory Bird Day and raise awareness on the 2016 theme “Stop illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds”. This event is to take place both in schools and in the National Park of Central Marshes.


Event in Armenia: "Illegal Killing of Migratory Birds" Educational Lecture in Dsegh Village

This year, the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds NGO (BirdLife in Armenia) will organize an Educational Lecture in Nature Visitor Centre in Dsegh Village (Lori Province, northern part of Armenia).


Have you ever heard about the Finnish “Battle of Towers”?

The Battle of Towers is the epical name for a very important event organized by BirdLife Finland that has taken place every year in May since 2000. The Battle of Towers will be fought on 7 May and this year the event will also be part of the World Migratory Bird Day.


Statement by Dr. Fernando Spina, Chair of the Scientific Council of the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) for the 2016 edition of World Migratory Bird Day.


So far 145 WMBD 2016 events have been registered! Have you registered your event? Check out the global map of events and register yours at


AEWA Grant to Support WMBD 2016 Celebrations in Africa

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD)  campaign is recognized and promoted as an effective means for increasing understanding of and raising awareness on the need for conserving migratory birds, including in the African region. The AEWA Plan of Action for Africa therefore promotes the annual celebration of WMBD in each AEWA African Contracting Party through the provision of seed-funding to support the organization of national events, as well through the organization of a major sub-regional WMBD event each year.


World Migratory Bird Day 2016 – Official Trailer – Competition Winner Announced

Bonn,  27 April 2016 – the jury set up to decide the winner of this year’s WMBD video competition has met and reached its verdict choosing the entry submitted by N F Lart of Indonesia.  This video will now be used as the official trailer for this year’s campaign which is being conducted under the slogan “…and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade!”


Watch the #WorldMigratoryBirdDay statement of Spike Millington, the Chief Executive of East Asian - Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP)! We need your help to spread the voice and #stopillegalkilling, too many species are in danger! #WMBD2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016 - "… and when the skies fall silent?"

Bonn, 14 April 2016 - Join the celebration of a great natural wonder on World Migratory Bird Day! Take action and celebrate, conserve and raise awareness of migratory birds on or around 10 May 2016 by organizing educational programmes, lectures, bird walks, visits to bird-watching sites, competitions, art exhibitions and other public events.