World Migratory Bird Day


Date: Second Weekend of May

Organized By: UN

Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


Migratory Birds


Background

World Migratory Bird is a two-day event observed annually on the second weekend of May. This day is observed to highlight the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats. The first World Migratory Bird Day was launched on the weekend of April 8-9, 2006.


Themes

2017: Stopover Sites: Helping Birds Along the Way, Artist

2016: Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation, Artist Lionel Worrell

2015: Restore Habitat, Restore Birds, Artist Amelia Hansen

2014: Why Birds Matter? The Benefits of Birds to Humans and Nature, Artist Elias St. Louis

2013: Life Cycle of Migratory Birds, Artist Barry Kent MacKay

2012: Connecting People to Bird Conservation, Artist Rafael Lopez

2011: Go Wild Go Birding, Artist John Muir Laws

2010: Power of Partnerships, Artist Bob Petty

2009: Celebrate Birds In Culture, Artist Andy Everson

2008: Tundra to Tropics, Artist Eleazar Saenz

2007: Birds in a Changing Climate, Artist Louise Zemaitis

2006: The Boreal Forest, Artist Radeaux

2005: Collisions, Artist David Sibley

2004: Conserving Colonial Birds, Artist Ram Papish

2003: Catalysts for Conservation, Artist Gerald Sneed

2002: Exploring Habitats, Artist Charley Harper

2001: Taste of the Tropics, Artist Terry Issac

2000: Focus on the Falcon, Artist Roger Tory Peterson


Actions and Programs

Many programs and events are conducted around the world on this day. Bird festivals, bird watching excursions, bird photo exhibitions, educational programs, etc. are some of them.


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