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World Migratory Bird Day 2023 Official Global Poster




The WMBD 2023 poster will also become available in several other (Asian) languages soon and which can be downloaded from here

World Migratory Bird Day 2023 Campaign Strategy

Social Media Package / Trello


ENGLISH Water: Sustaining Bird Life ARABIC  
FRENCH L’eau: Source de vie pour les oiseaux CHINESE  
SPANISH Agua: vital para las aves PORTUGUESE  
GERMAN Wasser: Leben für Vögel KISWAHILI   

 Key Messages

  • Water is fundamental to life on our planet. Migratory birds and people need water to survive! 
  • The vast majority of migratory birds rely on water during their life cycles. Inland and coastal wetlands, rivers, lakes, streams, marshes, and ponds are all vital for feeding, drinking, or nesting, and as places to rest and refuel during their long journeys. 
  • Aquatic ecosystems are increasingly threatened around the world and so are the migratory birds that depend on them.
  • The increasing human demand for water, poor management, as well as pollution and climate change are the main threats. They are having a direct impact on the quantity and quality of water available to migratory birds. 
  • Water management deserves high-level political attention and needs concerted action across sectors. Water management is a key element in sustainable development and vital for bird conservation.
  • International cooperation is essential and necessary both for the conservation of migratory birds and for managing and protecting the world’s water resources. 

World Migratory Bird Day Videos

WMBD 2022 Global Animation (Available in Different Languages)
2017 World Migratory Bird Day Trailer - "Their Future is Our Future"
2016 World Migratory Bird Day Trailer - "Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds"
2015 World Migratory Bird Day Trailer - "Energy Make It Bird Friendly!"
World Migratory Bird Day - "How it all began" Trailer


World Migratory Bird Day Logo

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CMS Logo

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Please note: The World Migratory Bird Day logo and poster can be downloaded here in various formats. We strongly encourage you to incorporate these in your WMBD messages, activities and information materials. They can be used free of charge and have been produced for the sole purpose of spreading the news about WMBD!

World Migratory Bird Day Event Photos

World Migratory Bird Day Event Photos can be viewed on the WMBD Flickr account. Share your event photos, event reports and local WMBD news articles with the global WMBD community! Learn how to instantly upload them here.

Royalty Free Photos

White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) 
© Sergey Dereliev (UNEP/AEWA) [website]
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Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor)  
© Mark Anderson 
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Migratory Birds in Flight - Common Cranes © Jussi Mononen Migratory Birds in Flight - Common Cranes © Jussi Mononen  
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Spoon-billed Sandpiper  
© Smith Sutibut 
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Intensive Agriculture © Neil ZoglauerMigratory Birds and Culture: Bird Watchers  
© Andy Hay 
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flickrdotbairdphotosdotcom_ecotourism_220x156Migratory Birds and Ecotourism 
© Mike Baird [flickr] 
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World Migratory Bird Day in New Caledonia © Jerome SpaggiariNew Caledonia 
© Jerome Spaggiari 
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© Sergey Dereliev (UNEP/AEWA) 
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WMBD 2010 event in Leh, Ladakh, India © WWFWMBD 2010 event in Leh, Ladakh, India 
© WWF 
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WMBD 2009 event in Gabes, Tunisia © Claudia Feltrup-Azafzaf/AAOWMBD 2009 event in Gabes, Tunisia 
© Naoufel Hammouda/AAO 
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WMBD 2009 event in Banda Aceh, Indonesia @ Ricko JayaWMBD 2011 event in Bangladesh 
@ Dhaka Sourav
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First World Migratory Bird Day in Kenya, 2006 © Catherine LehmannFirst WMBD in Kenya, 2006 
© Catherine Lehmann 
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Note to the photos: Because we want to be 100% certain that the photos we offer on this page are royalty free, we chose to offer the ones above. However, if you would like to donate your pictures for use in the context of future WMBD campaigns please contact us.

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