World Migratory Bird Day 2015

Photo: World Migratory Bird Day 2015

This weekend (9-10th May) is World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD). Each year WMBD raises awareness of migratory birds and their habitats. People around the world take action to celebrate WMBD, organising bird festivals, education programmes and bird watching excursions.

Migratory birds connect all corners and almost every environment of the world along their migration paths. WMBD is a global event and also hopes to connect the world, and bring together organizations, governments and dedicated people to protect migratory birds for future generations.

Common Snipe are fast fliers are difficult to photograph in flight. Photo: Stephen Daly
Common Snipe are fast fliers are difficult to photograph in flight. Photo: Stephen Daly

Every year the WMBD campaign has a different theme. This year is all about developing new ways to generate and distribute energy to limit the number of electrocutions and deaths among migratory birds. Why is this important? Every year migratory birds struggle to survive the massive energy generating expansions and infrastructure. The birds are fighting habitat loss and degradation from current energy producing methods which threatens their survival. Click here for more information about bird safe energy.

The global campaign is expanding year after year and already over 1,600 events have been registered in 131 different countries. To register your event or find one locally visit the official WMBD website.

What migratory birds have you seen lately? 

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