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PRESS RELEASE: World Migratory Bird Day 2024 Highlights Importance of Insects

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World Migratory Bird Day 2024 shines a spotlight on the relationship between migratory birds and insects amidst alarming declines for both. World Migratory Bird Day is a global campaign that educates and promotes conservation efforts for migratory birds and their journeys across borders.


Anna Rose: The Featured Artist for WMBD 2024

We are delighted to introduce Anna Rose, a talented artist from Columbus, Ohio, as this year's featured artist for World Migratory Bird Day 2024. Anna's practice perfectly aligns with our campaign's focus on insects, adding a unique and personal touch to our events and educational outreach.


World Migratory Bird Day 2024 to Focus on Insects

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We are excited to announce that for the first time ever, the upcoming World Migratory Bird Day campaign in 2024 will focus on the importance of insects for migratory birds, and highlight concerns related to decreasing populations of insects. Insects are essential sources of energy for many migratory bird species, not only during the breeding seasons but also during their extensive journeys and greatly affect the timing, duration, and overall success of bird migrations.


PRESS RELEASE: Global Campaign Highlights Importance of Water for Migratory Birds

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World Migratory Bird Day 2023 is here, focusing on the theme "Water: Sustaining Bird Life." On October 14th, people and organizations all over the world will come together to raise awareness and take action. Water is essential to the survival of migratory birds. From breeding to resting, and refueling during migration and wintering, migratory birds rely on lakes, rivers, ponds, coastal wetlands, and even moisture found in seeds, flowers, and mist. But water is under threat. Climate change, pollution, and increasing human demand for water are endangering vital ecosystems and the availability of clean water – for birds and people alike.


Press Release: World Migratory Bird Day 2023 Highlights Impact of the Growing Water Crisis on Migratory Birds

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Boulder/Bonn/Incheon, 13 May 2023 – Water and its importance to migratory birds – and the increasing threats to both water quality and quantity -  is the focus of this year’s World Migratory Bird Day, a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. Activities to mark the campaign will be held globally on two peak days in May and October under the theme “Water: Sustaining Bird Life”.

World Migratory Bird Day Poster 2023

World Migratory Bird Day 2023 Global Campaign Poster Unveiled

Bonn, 28 March 2023 - We are pleased to present the 2023 World Migratory Bird Day global campaign poster. Featuring the work of Nicaraguan artist Augusto Silva, the poster shows twelve species that help tell the story of the importance of water to migratory birds.

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World Migratory Bird Day Partners Statement on World Water Day 2023

Bonn, 22 March 2023 World Water Day, celebrated on March 22, is an ideal moment to contemplate the importance of water to migratory birds. Migratory birds rely on water and its associated habitats - lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, all inland and coastal wetlands - for migration, wintering, and breeding.