Migratory birds

Migratory birds are an ideal subject for forging links between wetland education centres located on the same flyway. The arrival and departure of seasonal birds is an annual phenomenon that sparks people’s interest and imagination. They wonder where the birds come from and where they go, and it helps to emphasise the importance of their local sites as part of a network, vital to preserve these migratory bird populations .

Staff and visitors, could take concrete steps to monitor and record the arrival times of birds, numbers of species and individuals to share this information with other wetland education located on the same flyway centres. The data and resulting interest could promote further conservation measures in your country but also in other countries through these migratory birds.

Migratory Birds for People

WLI supports the Migratory Birds for People (MBP), a regional network of wetland centres in the East Atlantic Flyway. Download the education game map and guidebook and connect with MBP members.

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day happens in May and October. The organisers at CMS/AEWA produce materials every year suitable for your centre and online. The website includes an interactive map where you can submit your own centre's activities.

Birds and Schools

Around World Migratory Bird Day, WLI members approach local schools, invite them to their centre to learn about migratory birds, and then they talk to other groups doing the same thing in other centres by video chat!


Explore the World with Shorebirds!

The Educator's guide for the Shorebird Sister Schools Program, for classroom and home-educators. Six-hundred pages of shorebirds educational resource for the Western Hemisphere Flyway. Via WHSRN.

East-Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership

EAAFP's strategy and online resource. Standardised summaries of CEPA, with diverse groups from children across the flyway, to  farmers from Alaska to the Philippines. Videos, presentations, and a travelling photo exhibition.

Funny sketch scripts

The Nature Conservancy Canada has prepared fun scripts, which you are free to modify, telling tales of birds migrating in the Western Hemisphere Flyway in the airline Peregrine Planes. Shared via WHSRN.

Flight of the Osprey

To accompany the 2022 'Flight of the Osprey' expedition, Migratory Birds for People has co-produced activities, teachers' guides, and fact sheets about ospreys in the East Atlantic Flyway. In partnership with Conservation Without Borders and the Trust for Sustainable Living.

Flight of the Swans

Bewick's swans-based materials from the 'Flight of the Swans' paramotor expedition from Russia to UK. Includes KS-3 lesson plan, crafts, colouring, and four fact sheets on swans, wetlands, getting around, and design for life.

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