World Migratory Birds Day

The theme of this World Migratory Bird Day is Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!

At UNESCO World Heritage Center, we support natural sites around the world in their conservation efforts, which enable animals to maintain their natural behavior in healthy habitats.

Birdsong is not only fun to listen to, but scientists and site managers can use it to assess the state of conservation of a forest. In 2020, a study was published by the Guanacaste Conservation Area (Costa Rica), where biodiversity was used as an indicator of biodiversity. The results show that the older the forest, the more uninhabited it is, due to the increase in the number of birds. Older, healthier forests are more diverse and provide a better environment for the species they support.

Conservation also includes the protection of sites that make a significant stopping place for migratory birds. You can learn more about the migrating habits of birds and watch a video showing them along with major world heritage sites such as Bench D’Argine National Park (Mauritania), Djoudj National Bird Park (Senegal) and Wadden Sea (Denmark , Germany). Netherlands).

And for the simple pleasure of listening to Birdsong, you can enjoy a song by Wren, the composer of the Malabar Whistling Thrush from the Central Amazon Conservation Complex (Brazil) or the Western Ghats (India).

For other ways to participate in World Migratory Birds Day, see below:

  • For the first time, a Virtual World Migratory Bird Day Choir is hosted by the East Asian-Australian Flyway Partnership and the Bowerbird Collective, which allows people around the world to sing (without words) the song “Bird” Invites you to register. So everyone can participate).
  • On May 8, thousands of bird watchers will take part in the Global Big Day and enter their bird watching with the world’s premier flyways. This global citizen science program, hosted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, helps birders around the world record their vision through the eBird app and create a new world record for most birds recorded in a single day.
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