enlightened PRESS RELEASE - English  French  Spanish (published on 7 May 2020)


Living in Harmony with Migratory Birds

Banyumas, a regency in Central Java Province, Indonesia, is a destination for hundreds of migratory birds every year. They use areas of forest  in Banyumas for roosting while they migrate to tropical areas. Unfortunately, the conservation of migratory birds has to compete for attention with other issues.

WMBD is a strategic opoprtunity for raising awareness of the importance of saving forests as the home of thousands of wild animals, including migratory birds.



The activity that we will perform is in a National Park in Colombia (PARQUE NACIONAL NEVADO DEL HUILA). In the indigenous communities the provided material will support learning activities and underpin the importance of the park's ecosystem and habitat of present migratory species. It will help to understand the patterns of migration and shaping records based on observations on field trips to areas of forests. We will conduct workshops, birdwatching, drawing birds and recordings of bird songs.

World Migratory Bird Day celebration - Iraq

We want to inform you that the Iraqi Organisation for Conservation of Nature (IOCN) in conjunction with Department of Environment of college of science of Qadisiya university will celebrates in the upcoming WMBD helding in Al-Dalmaj marsh southrn Iraq which is considered one of the most important route for bird annual migration, this festival will conclude some lectures led by expert to create awarness between the stackeholder and distribute boruchures and posters regarding to this important issue.

World Migratory Birds Day 2015

The event will to take place in the period from 14 - 16 May 2015 in ElHaj abdalla at Gezeira, an area sensitive to the migratory soaring birds; Gezeira embraces giant agricultural schemes, in addition to some important wetlands. These together with irrigation canals form an important habitat for migratory soaring birds. Grid of power lines criss-cross the Gezira scheme, supplying energy to the irrigated schemes as well as heavily populated residential areas. The power lines are relatively old.

Happy Bird Day

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s (M-NCPPC) parks naturalists and the Friends of Locust Grove invite park visitors, nature lovers and bird enthusiasts to celebrate spring and welcome migratory birds at “Happy Bird Day,” Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Locust Grove Nature Center in Cabin John Regional Park at 7777 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland. Participants will enjoy live birds, guided bluebird walks, games, crafts, exhibits and more bird-related fun.

Puget Sound Bird Fest

Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds features a two-day program from May 12-13 with expert speakers, guided outdoor birding walks, special field trips by bus and boat, workshops, and children’s activities. Coinciding with International Migratory Bird Day, the festival marks an ideal time for viewing the over 200 species of birds identified in Edmonds. Beginning bird and nature enthusiasts as well as more advanced birders will be enticed by the varied schedule of events, the expert guides, and the diverse habitats to explore in Edmonds.

Educational Activities within the framework of the WMBD in Kazakhstan

Local NGO - partners of ACBK - will conduct World Migratory Bird Day on different days, in 13 cities and villages, including Almaty, Karaganda, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Petropavlovsk, Kostanay etc. Target group are school-children and students. Lections, various competitions, presentations will be carried out.

Raising National Profile for Migratory Birds in Kenya

Processions will be held at the first 5 sites, including public meetings with speeches, children singing, banners and posters of WMBD. The local Site Support Groups will organise these events. A special bird walk with a focus on migratory birds will take place on 5 April at Nairobi National Park (a minibus will be hired to bring people there). There will be extensive media coverage and articles in the press. A report with pictures will be produced and sent to the BirdLife Africa Secretariat


WINGS is the central launching event of the first WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY (WMBD). It promisses to be a magical and poignant artistic creation by a group of well known international artists and performers to help celebrate the launch of the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). WINGS will take place on the edge of the Great Rift Valley - at Ol Ari Nyiro, Laikipia Nature Conservancy on the 9th April 2006 and is an initiative from Ms Kuki and Sveva Gallmann and the Great Rift Valley Trust.


We will conduct an educational workshop about migratory birds and a slide show for kids. Emphasis was made on main threats to these birds and on a “friendly behavior to birds”. A drawing session is planned.


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