World Migratory Bird Day

Zoom call from the WMBD 2023 birds and schools project

World Migratory Bird Day 2023 – Birds and Schools Americas

By Chris Rostron / 17th October 2023

On Thursday the 12th October we got together with Environment for the Americas and schools from Argentina and El Salvador, to share their experiences of World Migratory Bird Day, on the theme of Water. It was a great session and we heard how students had worked to create interpretative dance, social media campaigns, artwork and…

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World Migratory Bird Day 2023 Americas

Birds and Schools for World Migratory Bird Day 2023

By Chris Rostron / 15th May 2023

The WLI team worked with partners to host webinars between schools and wetland centres in two flyways in May 2023. To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, we again activated our Connecting Birds and Schools programme. Ibrahim Hama led a call in French with Biodiversum Remerschen and two schools in Senegal. Connor Walsh connected WWT Castle…

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Birds & Schools video 2023

By Connor Walsh / 12th May 2023

Connecting Birds and Schools is a key activity for WLI around World Migratory Bird Day. In 2023 we’ve made a one minute video to encourage more schools to take part. We want teachers to know that World Migratory Bird Day is for them!

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Connecting Birds & Schools 2023

By Connor Walsh / 23rd January 2023

Join our schools’ video conferences for World Migratory Bird Day 2023! In the week before 13 May and 14 October, WLI and partners will be hosting video conferences for school pupils in three flyways. If you would like to engage a school in these sessions, get in touch! Be inspired by previous years Important safeguarding…

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First Birds and Schools for East Asian-Australasian Flyway links Incheon, Ro Korea and Hong Kong

By Connor Walsh / 3rd January 2023

Birds and Schools is an interactive and international programme for exchange between schools from different parts of the world, and to share what the students have done or learned about the migratory birds and wetlands they visited. WLI initiated the programme in the East Atlantic Flyway. In 2022, for the first time, the programme was…

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Logo for 2023 World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day 2023 theme: Water!

By Connor Walsh / 8th December 2022

In 2023, the World Migratory Bird Day campaign will focus on the topic of water and its importance for migratory birds. Water is fundamental to life on our planet. The vast majority of migratory birds rely on aquatic ecosystems during their life cycles. Inland and coastal wetlands, rivers, lakes, streams, marshes, and ponds are all…

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AEWA CEPA group

WWT becomes CEPA expert to AEWA

By Chris Rostron / 10th October 2022

At the African Eurasian Water Agreement eighth meeting of the parties (AEWA MOP8) in Budapest 27-30 October, it was agreed that WWT’s Chris Rostron (second from left, above) would become the new CEPA expert to the Technical Committee, providing advice and support to develop this area of work. This will build on what we are…

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Connecting Birds and Schools in Asia-Australasia!

By Connor Walsh / 9th September 2022

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is bringing our Connecting Birds and Schools video conferences to their region! We are delighted to be working with their dynamic team to bring our flagship activity to a whole new audience. If you are in that flyway, have a look at their website for a poster and information…

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World Migratory Bird Day May 2022

By Connor Walsh / 16th May 2022

WLI members connected their local schools together across six countries in May 2022 to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. Within the East Atlantic Flyway, two meetings happened. Linked by the migrating spoonbills, children in the Basque Country shared a day at the Urdaibai Bird Center with children on the Dutch island of Terschelling. They made…

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Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with francophone students!

By Connor Walsh / 24th March 2022

This year, students from France (Olympe de Gouges College), will meet friends from Luxembourg (Ecole Centrale Remerschen). They’ve already prepared some informations about their schools, their habits, the way the manage to protect the environment. On Friday, the 6th of May 2022, they will meet, by a video conference, at 2 PM. Some students from …

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