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WMBD2020 Highlights

Events Registered
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Key World Migratory Bird Day supporters and partners

  • António Guterres
    Secretary-General of the United Nations

    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
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  • Doug Watkins - EAAFP
    Doug Watkins
    Chief Executive
    East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership

    Jane Madgwick
    Wetlands International

    Spike Millington
    Vice President
    International Crane Foundation

    Patricia Zurita
    Chief Executive
    BirdLife International
  • Anne Larigauderie
    Anne Larigauderie
    Executive Secretary
    Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

    Randeep Hooda
    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species

    Ian Redmond
    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species

    Sacha Dench
    CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species
  • Anne Larigauderie
    Alberto Yanosky
    Birdlife International Americas

    Ashok Sridharan
    Mayor of the City of Bonn

    Fernando Spina
    Former Chair
    Scientific Council of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)

    Martha Rojas-Urrego
    Secretary General
    Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • Anne Larigauderie
    Marco Lambertini
    Director General
    WWF International

    Stephen Garnett
    CMS Appointed Councillor for Birds
    Charles Darwin University, Australia

    Ruth Cromie
    Head of Ecosystem Health
    The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

    Theresa Mundita S. Lim
    Executive Director
    ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
  • Rüdiger Strempel
    Rüdiger Strempel
    Executive Secretary
    George Aman
    George Aman
    President of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)
    Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
    Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
    Executive Secretary
    Convention on Biological Diversity


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.  

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.


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)


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.


RT Marco Lambertini: #WorldMigratoryBirdDay 2019 focuses on plastic #pollution and its impact on #seabirds. #Microplastics is found in stomachs of 90% of seabirds globally, compared to only 5% in 1960. Let’s #StopPlasticPollution by reducing, collecting & recycling. Everyone has to play its part. https://twitter.com/WWF_DG/status/1123711137508409345


The Environment and Protected Areas Authority of Sharjah celebrates World Migratory Bird Day at Wasit Wetland Centre  https://twitter.com/EPAA_SHJ