World Migratory Bird Day

Kids and teacher using map

New guide to activities about bird migration

By Connor Walsh / 6th May 2021

In 2019, Migratory Birds for People, the network of wetland educators on the East Atlantic Flyway, marked its tenth anniversary with a special educational project. Together, we produced a huge fabric map showing the wetlands in the network, and five bird species that visit them. Following an interruption to the network in 2020, we have…

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WMBD Americas poster 2021

World Migratory Bird Day 2021

By Connor Walsh / 15th April 2021

Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird! World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on the second Saturday in May and October. The slogan for 2021 is ‘Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!’ If you are planning an activity, add it to the official events guide. Digital events count too! In April you will be…

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Team WLI in Global Bird Day bird race

By Connor Walsh / 29th March 2021

We’ve been invited to field a team of bird watchers for the Global Big Day on 8th May. It is a special global bird-race on World Migratory Bird Day. The team members can be far away from each other. As an international network, imagine how many different species WLI’s team could see! Global Birding is running the…

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World Migratory Bird Day grants in EAAF

By Connor Walsh / 9th March 2021

The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) is funding their partners to initiate activities for World Migratory Bird Day 2021! The Small Grant for World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was established to provide financial support to EAAFP Partners and collaborators from EAAFP Task Forces and Working Groups who plan to organise public events and/or conservation action-oriented…

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Birds and Schools Americas, 2020

By Chris Rostron / 11th September 2020

Environment for the Americas (EftA) is working with WLI to promote the Birds and Schools project across partners in the Americas, to celebrate the amazing phenomenon of migration! We know that times are difficult because of COVID19, but we invite you to send us pictures, drawings, short videos or whatever you like to show us…

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Official banner for World Migratory Bird Day 2020 in French

Maison du lac de Grand Lieu: Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day for May 2020

By Chris Rostron / 13th May 2020

World Migratory Bird Day, or WMBD for those in the know, is an awareness-raising event held twice a year on the second Saturdays in May and October. In 2020, it will be held on Saturdays 9 May and 10 October. Objective: through these two annual events, to raise awareness about the protection of migratory birds and…

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Birds and Schools 2020

By Connor Walsh / 20th February 2020

Birds connect our world! And every year, we connect school children in video conferences and visits to their wetland centres. In May and October 2020, school children around the world will have the chance to visit their local wetland centre and then tell other children all about it by video conference! We are preparing for…

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Children prepare for a video conference

World Migratory Bird Day 2020

By Connor Walsh / 13th February 2020

Birds connect our world! And every year, we connect school children in video conferences and visits to their wetland centres. In May and October 2020, school children around the world will have the chance to visit their local wetland centre and then tell other children all about it by video conference! The questions we will…

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What WLI did in 2019

By Adil Boulahia / 16th January 2020

Here’s a summary of the WLI staff and interns’ activities in 2019. Chris Rostron was invited by national NGO, Ramsar France, to participate in their flagship World Wetlands Day event. The WLI colleagues at the Lac du Grand Lieu hosted the event, with 125 guests taking part, including Ramsar Association France, the CEPA focal point…

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Birds and Schools webinar, Latin America

By Adil Boulahia / 4th November 2019

On the 24th of October, Wetland Link International and Environment for the Americas celebrated World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) with schools from across Latin America. About 50 students in Panama (C.E.B.G. Victoriano Chacón, Telebásica Playa Leona, C.E.B.G. Punta Chame, and C.E.B.G. Nueva Gorgona), Argentina (Escuela Municipal de Bellas Artes San Clemente de Tuyu), Chile (Colegio…

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