World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is bi-annually observed across the world on the 2nd Saturday in May and in October. The day aims to create awareness about the importance of the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.
The WMBD 2021 falls on the 8th May 2021. The day will also be observed on 9th October 2021.
The theme of the World Migratory Bird Day 2021 is Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!
- The WMBD 2020 was observed on 9th May 2020 & 10th October 2020.
- The WMBD 2022 will be observed on 14th May 2022 & 8th October 2022.
The WMBD is celebrated by the Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).
i.The World Migratory Bird Day was initiated in 2005 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the AEWA held in Africa, Europe and parts of Asia.
ii.The first World Migratory Bird Day was launched by AEWA and CMS on the weekend of 8-9 April 2006.