World Migratory Bird Day 2014

Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism

Each year on the second weekend in May, dedicated organizations and people around the world plan events to mark World Migratory Bird Day. Since World Migratory Bird Day began in 2006, events have been held in 130 countries and this year we hope to reach even more people and organizations to connect and work together towards conserving migratory birds worldwide.

This year’s World Migratory Bird Day theme is "Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism" and will highlight the links between migratory bird conservation, local community development and wildlife watching tourism around the world. Learn More about this Year’s Theme.

Register Your World Migratory Bird Day Event!

Join the global celebration of a great natural wonder on World Migratory Bird Day! We invite everyone to join us to celebrate, conserve and raise awareness of migratory birds on 10-11 May 2014 by holding bird-watching activities, educational programmes, lectures, art exhibitions, competitions and other public events. However you decide to participate, your contribution will help make a difference! Learn More & Register Your Event.

Background Information

World Migratory Bird Day was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. World Migratory Bird Day is jointly organized by the Secretariats of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) – two international wildlife treaties administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – and a growing number of partners, including UNWTO for the 2014 campaign. Visit the WMBD Partners & Sponsors Page.

This year’s campaign is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), which we acknowledge with great gratitude.


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