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The Chinese Egret relies on the mangroves and mudflats as a refuelling site on migration © JJ Harrison

Great news for Singapore shorebirds: new...

Mon, 29/10/2018
This month, wetlands containing one of Singapore’s last remaining mangroves have secured protection after years of concerted advocacy. This move will benefit globally threatened birds such as the Chinese Egret and Straw-headed Bulbul.
Migration is becoming more and more hazardous for birds © Amy Johansson

7 things we’re doing to protect migratory birds

Fri, 12/10/2018
This year, we held the first ever global summit for flyways conservation, uniting a panoply of countries and sectors. On World Migratory Bird Day, we’re sharing some of the most important decisions we made in order to ensure the miracle of migration will be there for future generations to enjoy.
Bird watching in Djouj National Bird Park, Senegal

Children across Africa unite to celebrate World...

Wed, 19/09/2018
Just as birds fly the length of Africa on their migration, so the love of birds forms a chain linking different schools in different countries across the continent. On the 12th of May, each school celebrated World Migratory Bird Day in their own unique way. Here are just a few.
Observation des oiseaux dans le Parc National des oiseaux du Djouj, Sénégal

Un engagement fort des enfants africains pour la...

Wed, 19/09/2018
La réserve ornithologique de Kalissaye se distingue par son engagement avec les enfants. L’aire protégée a lancé son 48h chrono pour unifier les voix autour des oiseaux migrateurs. Des séances de vulgarisation et la diffusion de films environnementaux ont été proposées dans les locaux de la réserve
© Nature Mauritanie

De nombreuses voix, une seule chanson : Les...

Mon, 09/07/2018

Cette année, pour célébrer la Journée mondiale des oiseaux migrateurs, la communication

Zire Sbekha School in Mauritaina has no electricity, but the community is very active in conservation

Many voices, one song: children across Africa...

Fri, 11/05/2018
In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, school children from across the African-Eurasian flyway perform songs that pay homage to the birds that pass through their country. Every song is different, but their message is the same: we must all join together to protect our migratory birds.

Celebrating Migratory Bird Ambassadors in Kenya

Fri, 24/05/2013
Lake Elementaita which is held in high regard as an Important Bird Area, Ramsar Site and World Heritage Site is a key breeding site for the Great White Pelicans as well as a wildlife haven.

World Migratory Bird Day 2013 highlights...

Sat, 11/05/2013
This weekend 11-12 May is World Migratory Bird Day 2013 is being celebrated in over 65 countries including events held by BirdLife Partners.

This year's WMBD celebrations in Botswana...

Thu, 07/06/2012
Song, dance, music, drama - it all happened at BirdLife Botswana's 2012 World Migratory Bird Day Celebrations.

BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat joins...

Thu, 17/05/2012
Each year around the world, people come together to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day to raise awareness on the protection of migratory birds. This year’s 2012 theme for World Migratory Bird Day is “Migratory birds and people- together through time”. Migratory birds and people are inseparably connected in many different ways but human activities like excessive land use, unsustainable hunting, poor agricultural practices, industrial pollution and many other activities now gravely threaten migratory birds around the world. WMBD strives towards preserving the cultural ties people have with migratory birds and the vital economic and environmental benefits they sustain.

World Migratory Bird Day 2012 highlights multiple...

Fri, 11/05/2012
The economic benefits of supporting the world's migratory bird species is one of the key themes during this year's World Migratory Bird Day celebrations.

World Migratory Bird Day celebration plans in the...

Wed, 09/05/2012
The BirdLife International UNDP/GEF Migratory Soaring Birds project will celebrate orld Migratory Bird Day in six countries along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway!

World Migratory Bird Day to be celebrated in...

Tue, 01/05/2012
Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), is proud to announce that the 10th BirdLife Middle East Partnership Meeting will be held from Friday 11th to Monday 14th of May 2012 in Sulaimaniya, Iraq

BirdLife International staff celebrate the 2011...

Thu, 02/06/2011
Nature Kenya members, the local Maasai community and Olorgesaile Museum staff join in a birdwalk at Olorgesaile Prehistoric Site

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration Promoting...

Fri, 04/06/2010
BirdLife Botswana (BirdLife Partner) in collaboration with Department of Wildlife and National Parks celebrated World Migratory Bird Day with more than five hundred school children, forty-eight teachers and over fifty Mogobane community members on Saturday 29th May 2010 at Mogobane village kgotla. The theme for the celebration was Migratory Birds: Promoting Cultural Diversity in Botswana.