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Sooty Falcon (adult) at nest. Copyright by INTEWO | World Habitat Society GmbH

Sooty Falcon Film Screening to Celebrate WMBD 2018

Abu Dhabi, 10 October 2018 – An award-winning documentary entitled The Migrant - Sooty Falcons in Oman was screened last evening at the Manarat Al Saadiyat cultural centre in Abu Dhabi to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2018. Produced by an Omani-German team, the film documents efforts to study and conserve this long-range migratory bird.

The operatic choir Lirica San Rocco from Bologna

WMBD Benefit Concert in Bologna

For the sixth consecutive year, the operatic choir Lirica San Rocco from Bologna, Italy will give a benefit concert as part of the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. Thanks to the support of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, this time the concert will take place on 13 October in the History Museum of Bologna.


May Event Highlights

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) in May 2018 marked the first event that unifies two of the world’s largest bird education and awareness-raising campaigns: International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) and WMBD. 

The combined efforts by Environment for the Americas (EFTA) as well as CMS and by AEWA reached a record high. In May, the Campaign attracted peak attention with more than 600 events registered in 58 countries throughout the world.


Celebrating our Birds in Bonn on World Migratory Bird Day

To mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2018, the CMS and AEWA Secretariats co-organized two local WMBD events in Bonn, Germany. The first event was a film screening in the Museum Koenig and the second event was a birdwatching tour in the forests around Bonn. The two events in Bonn, were among the 400 + registered events which took place in 68 countries around the world to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day in May. On May 9, the WMBD team organized a film screening of Winged Migration (2001) at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander  Koenig. Filmed over the course of four years, the film directed by Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats and Jacques Perrin, follows the journeys of migratory birds across wetlands, plains, mountains, seas and deserts.


« Les oiseaux migrateurs créent un lien entre les peuples, les écosystèmes et les nations » - António Guterres

A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs, le chef de l’ONU exhorte les gouvernements et les populations du monde entier à prendre des mesures de conservation concertées qui contribueront à assurer la survie de ces oiseaux.



Many Countries, one Voice: Children of Africa sing for Migratory Birds

They took us at our word: on World Migratory Bird Day, children from Africa unified their voices for bird conservation.


This year, to celebrate WMBD, BirdLife wanted to do something really special. So they asked schools and BirdLife Partners across Africa to send in songs inspired by the wonders of bird migration.

Every song is different, but their message is the same: we must all join together to protect our migratory birds.


RT @ONUinfo: #OiseauxMigrateurs : « Il faut travailler ensemble pour mieux les protéger » ENTRETIENŸŽ avec Marco Barbieri, conseiller scientifique de la CMS, qui nous explique le thème de la JMOM cette année, et pourquoi les oiseaux migrateurs ont besoin de la coopération des nations pour leur conservation: