Migratory Birds for People
Optics for Africa
Where possible, MBP visitor centres in Europe collect binoculars and telescopes and share them with members in West Africa. So far we have collected more than 80 binoculars and telescopes.
We invite any member centre to participate! Find out how.
Social media guidelines
Discover the East Atlantic Flyway through games! The MBP flyway map is an educational resource developed by MBP members, a fabric map of 2 x 1.5 metres. It is rugged so you can bring it to schools or out to the wetland to illustrate migration and how wetland centres are networking to help migratory birds. Members, please contact us for a copy.
You can also download a free guidebook of activities, compiled by the network, to make use of the map.
Newsletter, films, coordination and meetings
Video for centre screens
We have a promotional video for visitor centre screens. MBP volunteers produced and translated it in Arabic, Basque, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. You can view it on YouTube and we can send it to you as a PowerPoint or mp4 video file, as suits your technical setup.
Map of the Migratory Birds for People network
Our poster (on the left, with version for Naturum Getterön, Sweden) that can be tailored to your own centres – we can provide the design file for you to add your own logo, pictures and examples, for display at your centre. Just contact Chris Rostron to arrange for us to send it to you.
For the Sounding Wild Exploration, we are connecting MBP members with the Drioli brothers to create 3D audio and immersive image magic with local people at MBP member wetland centres.
Our 2021 annual meeting was online, in the afternoons of October 11 and 12. We had our usual review of the past year and planning for the next, as well as presentations from MBP members and inspirational external groups.
This meeting had full simultaneous interpretation between French and English.
Read the meeting report, including our work plan for 2021/2.
In 2020 we held our first virtual Annual Meeting. On 12 November we met, as usual, to review the past year, and plan for the next one, but we even managed some online birding!
The meeting report summarises the presentations from members and guests, and links to recordings and PowerPoints from the meeting.
This meeting took place at the Maison du Lac de Grand Lieu, near Nantes, France from the 24th to the 27th of September 2018. To see the summary report of the meeting, please click here. For some feedback from some of the participants here’s what said they would be taking home to their wetlands centres and organisations.
MBP Annual Meeting 2021
Migratory Birds for People, the network of wetland visitor centres in the East Atlantic Flyway, held an active annual meeting in 2021, entirely online. Wetlands International West Africa had hoped to host the meeting in the Saloum Delta, but the changing COVID situation would have prevents most of the MBP members in Europe from participating.…
MBP Annual Meeting 2021
Some recordings from the Annual Meeting 2021 All MBP members are invited to our annual meeting for 2021. We will meet online, between 13.30 and 17.00 CET on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October. The meeting will be in English with simultaneous interpretation into French. Submit your presentation for the meeting by email before 1…
MBP at World Conservation Congress!
Our work in the East Atlantic Flyway will be celebrated at the World Conservation Congress. As well as an introduction to Migratory Birds for People (MBP), attendees and viewers will also learn about our scheme to get binoculars and telescopes to wetland educators in West Africa. With partner Wetlands International West Africa’s Ibrahim Hama taking…
East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum
The youth environmental movement is embracing wetlands with a regional forum for the East Atlantic Flyway! Hosted by Youth Engaged in Wetlands, the Migratory Birds for People Programme, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, and the International Wadden Sea School, under the theme “Taking off #ForNature from Africa to the Arctic“,…
New guide to activities about bird migration
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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