About World Migratory Bird Day
This holiday has two dates – it falls on the second Saturday of May and the second Saturday of October. In 1906, the International Convention on the Protection of Birds was adopted. And the holiday was approved in 2006 with the aim of improving the living conditions of all migrating birds.
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.
Every year people around the world take action and organize public events such as bird festivals, education programmes, exhibitions and bird-watching excursions to celebrate WMBD. All these activities can also be undertaken at any time on the year because that countries or regions observing the peak of migrations at different times, but the main days for the international celebrations on the second Saturday in May and in October.