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Ecological Connectivity

Birds Connect
Our World!

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WMBD2020 Highlights

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Key World Migratory Bird Day supporters and partners

  • António Guterres
    Secretary-General of the United Nations

    Inger Andersen
    United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP
    Amy Fraenkel, Convention on Migratory Species
    Amy Fraenkel
    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Migratory Species
    Jacques Trouvilliez - AEWA
    Jacques Trouvilliez
    Executive Secretary
    African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement
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  • Doug Watkins - EAAFP
    Doug Watkins
    Chief Executive
    East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership

    Jane Madgwick
    Wetlands International

    Spike Millington
    Vice President
    International Crane Foundation

    Patricia Zurita
    Chief Executive
    BirdLife International
  • Anne Larigauderie
    Anne Larigauderie
    Executive Secretary
    Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

    Randeep Hooda
    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species

    Ian Redmond
    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species

    Sacha Dench
    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species
  • Anne Larigauderie
    Alberto Yanosky
    Birdlife International Americas

    Ashok Sridharan
    Mayor of the City of Bonn

    Fernando Spina
    Former Chair
    Scientific Council of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

    Martha Rojas-Urrego
    Secretary General
    Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • Anne Larigauderie
    Marco Lambertini
    Director General
    WWF International

    Stephen Garnett
    CMS Appointed Councillor for Birds
    Charles Darwin University, Australia

    Ruth Cromie
    Head of Ecosystem Health
    The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

    Theresa Mundita S. Lim
    Executive Director
    ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
  • Rüdiger Strempel
    Rüdiger Strempel
    Executive Secretary
    George Aman
    George Aman
    President of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)
    Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
    Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Biological Diversity


World Migratory Bird Day 2020

World Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated by people across the world on Saturday, 10 October with the theme “Birds Connect Our World”. 

The theme highlights the importance of conserving and restoring the ecological connectivity and integrity of ecosystems that support the natural movements of migratory birds and that are essential for their survival and well-being.

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Emilia – the Story of a Red-breasted Goose

To mark World Migratory Bird Day on 10 October, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria) and AEWA Red-breasted Goose International Working Group (AEWA RbG IWG) are presenting a new video, telling the story of Emilia, a satellite tagged Red-breasted Goose. 

Albatrosses © Michelle Risi

Join the global celebration!

Birds can be found everywhere: in cities and in the countryside; in parks and backyards, in forests and mountains, and in wetlands and along the shores. They connect all these habitats and they connect us, reminding us of our own connection to the planet, the environment, wildlife and each other.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: World Migratory Bird Day 2020 - October

On Saturday, 10 October 2020, people around the world will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day – a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.

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© Pixabay.com

The Asian Flyways Initiative

Bird and nature lovers from all over the world flock to Asian wetlands to appreciate migratory bird species such as curlews, knots, sandpipers and ducks through activities such as bird watching. Millions of birds travel distances as great as 13,000km from the Arctic to wintering grounds as far south as New Zealand, and they require ‘stepping-stone’ sites to rest and feed along on the way. Flyways are systems of global importance for the conservation of bird species and their habitats.

Northern Pintails ©USFWS

New Flyer for WMBD 2020!

Have a look at the new WMBD Flyer ahead of the upcoming second peak day for World Migratory Bird Day on 10 October! Find out more about this year’s theme of connectivity, the threats that migratory birds face, and how we can all participate in this global celebration of migratory birds! The new colourful and informative flyer is available in:

EnglishFrench and Spanish.


Instagram Campaign Highlights WMBD Flagship Species

Have a look at these visual and informative Instagram posts designed to celebrate and raise awareness for our feathered friends! The Instagram cards are featuring the twelve focal species of the 2020 WMBD campaign and include some interesting facts on each. Which species will be displaying? Which one is next? Stayed turned and follow the WMBD Instagram account!