World Migratory Bird Day

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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Birds and Schools 2019 review

By Connor Walsh / 11th July 2019

To mark World Migratory Bird Day, WLI members once again held video conferences across country and continental boundaries.  On the East Atlantic Flyway, our initiative Migratory Birds for People connected two groups of schools, one in English and one in French; WLI Americas connected schools in English from Canada to Colombia. Children in Luxembourg, France,…

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Photos: Be the solution to plastic pollution

By Samaneh Azizi / 2nd May 2019

Wetland centres and educators have taken the lead against plastic pollution. As World Migratory Bird Day 2019 asks everyone to be the solution to plastic pollution, we look at how WLI members have been playing their part. Sandspit beach- Karachi, 2007 Back in 2007, locals cleaned up Sandspit beach in Paksitan, inspired by its most famous…

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Birds and Schools 2018: Review

By Adil Boulahia / 22nd May 2018

As part of the World Migratory Bird Day celebrations, WLI and colleagues across the world worked with wetland centres and local schools to explore the importance of these sites in supporting the flyway of many migratory bird species.  Schools were invited to visit the wetlands, carry out fieldwork and study with centre staff, and then…

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Connecting Birds and Schools 2018

By Adil Boulahia / 20th February 2018

Connecting Birds and Schools 2018 Background: World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) celebrates the spectacular journeys of migratory birds across the globe and motivates actions that help to conserve these long-distance travelers. It is celebrated on the second Saturday in May and October each year. In 2018, the conservation theme is Year of the Bird and…

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Birds and Schools 2018

By Chris Rostron / 6th February 2018

To celebrate World Migratory Birds Day 2018, we are planning to run a group activity connecting wetland sites and local schools along the flyways, with a video conference call between them to share experiences of their visits.  We did this last year in the MBP network (WLI East Atlantic) and you can see the results…

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World Migratory Bird Day, 2017, Diawling, Mauritania

By Connor Walsh / 7th June 2017

About On Friday the 12th May 2017, Diawling National Park celebrated World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) with schools from Ziré Sbeikhat and Ziré Taghrédient, both located on the edge of the park. The day was celebrated by organisation of field trips for the students, to discover and explore the wetlands close by. It was also…

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WMBD 2017 in Morocco

By Chris Rostron / 3rd June 2017

Report of the activities of the ecological information center of the lagoon complex Sidi Moussa Oualidia The celebration of World Migratory Bird Day in the Ecological Information Center started on May 7, 2017 and ended on May 11, 2017, and was marked by three types of activity: School visits by school groups; Educational presentation at…

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