The focus of this years International Migratory Bird Day is life cycles of migratory birds, conservation across the Americas.

What is International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD)? According to Environment for the Americas, IMBD celebrates and brings attention to one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas – bird migration.  Bird Day is celebrated in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean1. Environment for the Americas (EFTA) is a 501(c)(3) organization that was created to be a permanent home for International Bird Day due to the success of  the program. Today they work with partners and programs throughout the Americas. One of those partners is the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS).

I counted thirty International Bird Day events on the FWS special events page or you can look up events by category, state or geographic region here.

There is also a World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) because birds and bird migration are global events and should also be viewed in a global context.

World Migratory Bird DayThe theme of the WMBD is “networking for migratory birds,” highlighting the importance of networks of sites for migratory birds along their migration routes.

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