Sing, Fly, Soar like a Bird!

This year the campaign will focus on
the phenomena of “bird song” and “bird flight”

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WMBD around the world

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Key World Migratory Bird Day supporters and partners

  • Sveinung Rotevatn
    Minister of Climate and Environment of Norway

    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

  • Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Biological Diversity

    Susan Bonfield
    Executive Director
    Environment for the Americas (EFTA)
    Doug Watkins - EAAFP
    Doug Watkins
    Chief Executive
    East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership

    Patricia Zurita
    Chief Executive
    BirdLife International
  • Fernando Spina
    Fernando Spina
    CMS COP Appointed Councillor

    Rob Clay
    Flyways, Manomet

    Stephen Garnett
    CMS COP Appointed Councillor for Birds

    Theresa Mundita S. Lim
    Executive Director
    ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Sing, Fly, Soar, like a Bird #WMBD2021

World Migratory Bird Day on 9 October Set to Inspire a Global Chorus for Birds and Nature

On Saturday, 9 October 2021 people all over the world will be celebrating World Migratory Bird Day, a global campaign which aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.


WMBD 2021 Theme : Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!

World Migratory Bird Day 2021: Join the global celebration of birds and nature on 8 May and 9 October 2021!

Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!” is the theme of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day, an annual global campaign dedicated to raising awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. 

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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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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.