08.05.2010- 09.05.2010 | UNEP: World Migratory Bird Day

On 8-9 May 2010 thousands of people around the world will be attending World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) events which will celebrate bird migration and highlight migratory birds in crisis.

Events to mark World Migratory Bird Day will include bird festivals, educational programmes, presentations and birdwatching trips organised by hundreds of dedicated groups and organisations around the world. An international photo competition – The World’s Rarest Bird Photo Competition is also linked to WMBD this year and is focusing on the world’s most threatened birds.

“Save migratory birds in crisis – every species counts!” – is this year’s central WMBD theme and aims to raise awareness about globally threatened migratory birds, with a particular focus on those birds on the very edge of extinction – the Critically Endangered. More

Press release