World Migratory Bird Day
October 12, 2019 All day
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.
How to involve the kids: Take the kids to public events such as bird festivals, education programmes, exhibitions and bird-watching excursions to celebrate WMBD. The 2019 theme for WMBD is plastic pollution and its harmful effects on birds. One way to get involved in WMBD is to organize an event to help address plastic pollution and celebrate migratory birds and register it on the WMBD website.