Sing, Fly, Soar like a Bird!

This year the campaign will focus on
the phenomena of “bird song” and “bird flight”

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WMBD around the world

Have a look at the global map of events. Which activities are taking place in your country?


World Migratory Bird Day 2021 artwork by Sara Wolman. Learn more about the species depicted.


Key World Migratory Bird Day supporters and partners

  • Sveinung Rotevatn
    Minister of Climate and Environment of Norway

    Inger Andersen
    United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNEP
    Amy Fraenkel, Convention on Migratory Species
    Amy Fraenkel
    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Migratory Species
    Jacques Trouvilliez - AEWA
    Jacques Trouvilliez
    Executive Secretary
    African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement

  • Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Biological Diversity

    Susan Bonfield
    Executive Director
    Environment for the Americas (EFTA)
    Doug Watkins - EAAFP
    Doug Watkins
    Chief Executive
    East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership

    Patricia Zurita
    Chief Executive
    BirdLife International
  • Fernando Spina
    Fernando Spina
    CMS COP Appointed Councillor

    Rob Clay
    Flyways, Manomet

    Stephen Garnett
    CMS COP Appointed Councillor for Birds

    Theresa Mundita S. Lim
    Executive Director
    ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Sing, Fly, Soar, like a Bird #WMBD2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: World Migratory Bird Day 2020 - October

On Saturday, 10 October 2020, people around the world will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day – a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.

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The Asian Flyways Initiative

Bird and nature lovers from all over the world flock to Asian wetlands to appreciate migratory bird species such as curlews, knots, sandpipers and ducks through activities such as bird watching. Millions of birds travel distances as great as 13,000km from the Arctic to wintering grounds as far south as New Zealand, and they require ‘stepping-stone’ sites to rest and feed along on the way. Flyways are systems of global importance for the conservation of bird species and their habitats.

Northern Pintails ©USFWS

New Flyer for WMBD 2020!

Have a look at the new WMBD Flyer ahead of the upcoming second peak day for World Migratory Bird Day on 10 October! Find out more about this year’s theme of connectivity, the threats that migratory birds face, and how we can all participate in this global celebration of migratory birds! The new colourful and informative flyer is available in:

EnglishFrench and Spanish.


Instagram Campaign Highlights WMBD Flagship Species

Have a look at these visual and informative Instagram posts designed to celebrate and raise awareness for our feathered friends! The Instagram cards are featuring the twelve focal species of the 2020 WMBD campaign and include some interesting facts on each. Which species will be displaying? Which one is next? Stayed turned and follow the WMBD Instagram account!

American Kestrel © Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

New Bird Quiz Takes Flight!

The WMBD Team has prepared a new online quiz about some spectacular soaring species! The quiz focuses on the twelve focal species of the 2020 World Migratory Bird Day campaign (those featured on the poster!). Test your knowledge and learn more about these amazing birds! If you need a few hints, check out the CMS and AEWA websites as well as the EFTA WMBD 2020 Species Fact Sheets. The quiz is available here in:

EnglishFrench and Spanish.


PRESS RELEASE: World Migratory Bird Day 2020 - Birds Connect Our World

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World Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated by people across the world on Saturday, 9 May with the theme “Birds Connect Our World”. The UN-led campaign aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the importance of international cooperation to conserve them. It is organized by a collaborative partnership among two UN treaties - the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) - and the Colorado-based non-profit organization, Environment for the Americas (EFTA).

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