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?

 

WMBD2021 STATEMENTS

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
    Vice-President
    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

"Birds Connect Our World" WMBD 2020 Poster

World Migratory Bird Day and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Bonn, 27 March 2020 – the second Saturday of May is approaching fast and no doubt plans for some World Migratory Bird Day events are already well advanced in different countries around the world.  Unfortunately, activities planned for May will almost certainly need to be postponed or modified due to the still developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis affecting the entire world. 

27.3.2020

World Migratory Bird Day in Focus at UN Day Celebrations in Bonn

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and its associated Agreements also called the CMS Family took part in the annual UN Day celebrations on Bonn's Market Square on 12 October.  Acting Executive Secretary joined the CMS Family team, meeting with Mayor and other city officials, heads other UN agencies, members of the diplomatic corps, and representatives of other organizations participating in the event.  

15.10.2019

Thousands Gear up for World Migratory Bird Day’s Second Peak Celebration on 12 October

The second peak day celebration of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2019 is taking place on Saturday, 12 October, and an astonishing number of events have been registered around the globe.  

10.10.2019
A Laysan Albatross feeds its chick, photograph by Pete Leary

The Albatross and the Cigarette Lighter

You are going on a bird-watching holiday.  You travel to a seabird island, say in the North Pacific.  On arrival you are delighted to see thousands of albatrosses spread right across the island.  Your guide tells you the albatrosses are nearly at the end of their breeding season and that nearly all the birds before your admiring gaze are chicks that have lost their downy feathers and will soon fly away to sea, not to return for four years or more.

8.10.2019

World Migratory Bird Day 2019 Sparks Major Support

Awareness-raising activity for children in Misurata, Libya © Abd Alati Elsowayeb/Libyan Organization For Conservation Of Nature (LOCN)

7.6.2019

WMBD Benefit Concert Held in Rome

Bonn, Germany, 13 May 2019 – for the seventh consecutive year, the Corale Lirica San Rocco operatic choir performed in a benefit concert in support of the cause of bird conservation on the occasion of World Migratory Bird Day.  After venues in Bonn for the first four years, and the choir’s home city Bologna in 2017 and 2018, the concert was held in the Palazzo Rospigliosi on Rome’s Quirinal Hill.

14.5.2019