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World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is a global awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. On the second weekend each May, people around the world take action and organise public events such as bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day.

World Migratory Bird Day activities take place in many different countries and places, but are all linked through a single global campaign and theme. Anyone interested in organising an event to mark World Migratory Bird Day can do so and is encouraged to register their planned activity on this website. In this way, individual events can be shared with others around the world and help inspire them to get involved.

Every year WMBD focuses on a different topic; this year’s theme is “Barriers to Migration” - highlighting the many man-made obstacles birds face during their migration.

To learn more about this year's THEME and about HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE in World Migratory Bird Day 2009 please follow the links below