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Urdaibai Bird Center is holding events to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2019.

It´s that time of year again!  On the 10th of May people all over the world will be celebrating World Migratory Bird Day. To  mark this special occasion, activities related to people and their connection with birds and migration are organized in visitor centres. Urdaibai Bird Center is organizing events and activities throughout the week.

Thursday May 9th, 19:00 - UBC

To open the event, Dr Aitor Galarza, Director of the Osprey Recovery Project in Urdaibai, will give a talk about his experiences following the migratory journey of this remarkable raptor from Urdaibai to Senegal. Aitor will share his adventures in search of our ospreys in this beautiful African country. In addition to this, we will have the pleasure of listening to the experiences of Senegalese people now living in Busturia. We will also gain an insight into their view of migration.

Friday 10th May - UBC

On World Migratory Bird Day, children from Urretxindorra School (Muxika) will take part in an international  skype meeting with schools in other countries along the flightpath (Sweden Holland and England). Using English as the vehicle for communication, students will share their work and experiences on the subject of migratory birds. No doubt these young bird lovers will have lots of interesting things to say!

Sunday 12th May – UBC

Last but not least, Urdaibai Bird Center will hold an open doors day with a scientific bird banding demonstration. Visitors will enjoy the spectacular bird watching opportunities offered by the observatories in the center. The celebration coincides with spring migration so many beautiful birds can be seen on their migratory passage to their breeding grounds in the north.


This year the slogan of World Migratory Bird Day is “Protect Birds: Be the solution to Plastic Pollution!!”  The focus of the event will be on the impact of this material on migratory birds and their habitats.

Organizations like Urdaibai Bird Center aim to raise awareness of the fact that migratory birds are an essential resource to help young people build a future alongside nature.

Join us in the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, 2019!!

Orueta 7
Gautegiz Arteaga 43° 20' 48.678" N, 2° 39' 25.2144" W
Start date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 16:00
End date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 18:00