7-9 May, Worldwide
BIRD DAY LIVE
Bird DayLIVE
The world's largest migratory bird festival is going digital
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About The Festival
Kid Friendly Sessions

Keep children entertained with our kid-friendly sessions, from story times to movies to a costume competition.

Spanish sessions

Spanish speaking communities are a huge part of the Bird Day tradition. That's why we have a variety of sessions in Spanish.

Quizzes

Workout your brain with our interactive quizzes.

Movies

After a day of engaging sessions, sit back and unwind with our bird-related movies.

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is a global event that celebrates the phenomenon of bird migrations and serves as a call to action to protect the birds we share. Environment for the Americas organizes WMBD in the Americas, connecting people to bird conservation from Canada to Argentina and the Caribbean. WMBD is officially celebrated on the second Saturday in May (May 9, 2020) and the second Saturday in October each year (October 11, 2020). Because of the nature of bird migrations, however, on-the-ground events take place year-round. Every Day is Bird Day!

Click here to learn more about the history of WMBD.

Featured Sessions

Skatebirder David Mull combines his passion for skateboarding with his keen birdwatching skills. Guido Berguido Guido Berguido is a certified bird guide, a field researcher, and an amazing educator. Join him in Panama's tropical rainforest. Jeff & Paige Jeff and Paige bring science and nature to life through kid-delighting music and stories. Wenfei Tong Wenfei began watching birds at age 12 in Singapore and her fascination has traveled with her around the globe. Miguel Matta Miguel will test your bird knowledge in a series of quizzes to air on May 9th. Get ready!
The Festival Schedule

All times are in Eastern Time (ET)

Bar-tailed Godwit journeys thousands of miles without stopping during migration. Join us for a story about and activities about this amazing traveler. Suited for kids ages 3-8 years.

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In Spanish! This reading of White Owl, Barn Owl will be in Spanish. Learn about owls and their behavior when we share the story of a young girl and her grandfather, who are in search of Barn Owls.

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Join us a for a discussion about Wenfei Tong's new book, Bird Love. This beautifully illustrated book looks at the how birds connect, from courtship and nest-building to protecting eggs and raising chicks. The session will be moderated by Victor Emanuel, the founder of Victor Emanuel tours. 

Thanks to Princeton Press, you get 40% off the price of your book and free shipping by ordering at press.princeton.edu and using the code BIRD40 at checkout. 

 

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English

This film recounts the results of a series of investigations related to fire and hummingbirds at the Las Joyas Scientific Station, a natural site that is part of the Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve.

Spanish/English

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Alberto hablara sobre cómo es que, a partir de las historias locales de nuestras aves, podemos conocer acerca de su biología y ecología, y también hablar de especies poco conocidas y en peligro de extinción, todo esto de una forma amena y comprensible para el público en general.

Spanish

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A young boy, Yochi (Kerry Johan Landero), guards a nest of endangered yellow-headed parrots in Belize. When Yochi learns that his older brother (Evan Martinez) has turned to poaching, it sets the two brothers on a collision course.

English

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The Birders, a documentary film on Colombian bird diversity and birdwatching presented by ProColombia, with support of FONTUR and directed by Gregg Bleakney.

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The ABC's of Science Communication: Making science accessible and interesting means bridging different disciplines and interests while maintaining fundamental quality. This presentation uses some basic principles of accessibility, biodiversity monitoring, computer Programing and music to inspire a wide variety of students. The presentation shows how we can all contribute to and experience the biodiversity record in unique ways. The audience will also get to experience the Full QueMusiQ Remix of the Birdwatcher Dubstep made using eBird data and computer programming.

English

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Guido Berguido of Adopta Bosque in Panama works with nontraditional audiences and under resourced youth and families in Panama. Guido will share tips for bird watching and walk us through his backyard in beautiful Gamboa, Panama, while talking about the migratory birds that have passed through the Panamanian rainforest on the way to their breeding grounds.

10:20 - 10:35 - English

10:35 - 10:50 - Spanish

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Join us for the first quiz of the day!

Head outdoors with Bird Man Mel and learn the simple steps you can take to make sure your garden is a safe haven for birds. Prizes given at the end of this session!

English

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Learn how to photograph birds through your scope with Leah

Greenwood Wildlife in Colorado rescues birds every year. Why do birds need rehab, and what can you do to help wild birds survive? From cats and windows to other hazards, Claudia will share some of the reasons why birds land at their center and some simple changes you can make at home to protect birds.

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Jeff and Paige will lead you in a celebration of birds through song.

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Learn about the American Kestrel up-close with Devin Jaffe, founder of Nature's Educators Devin. She will share kestrel biology, her experiences as a rehabilitator, the causes that bring birds to her facility, and how she works with the birds to spread the word about raptors.  

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Laura will be talking about her work at the WHSRN, in particular with the Red Knot, horseshoe crabs and the sites connected along the flyway with a focus on Delaware Bay.

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¿Qué son los proyectos de ciencia ciudadana? ¿Qué es el programa de aves urbanas?

Spanish

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Mandy will talk about the work she does in Cheyenne Bottoms, the largest interior marsh and wetland complex in the United States. As a critical stopping point for migrating birds in the Central Flyway, Cheyenne Bottoms is designated as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Committee and a Hemispheric Reserve by the Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network.

English

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En Pisco-Perú, a orillas del mar se encuentra un Humedal Costero extenso, hermoso y poco conocido. Lo primero que se observa al llegar son las lagunas y algunas personas realizando alguna actividad alrededor (pesca, pastoreo y ejercicios). Mas, si permaneces en silencio y pones atención, observaras peces saltando en las lagunas, lagartijas corriendo por las orillas, pequeños mamíferos escondiéndose en la vegetación y muchas aves. Pero; ¿Sabes que animales y plantas viven aquí?.  Esto es algo que el Grupo Aves del Perú con apoyo de Humedales Costeros, nos van a responder presentando la Charla: “La Biodiversidad de los Humedales de Pisco y San Andres-Peru"

Spanish

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Looking many places during eight years, the stop-sites by Buff-breasted sandpiper in the Colombian Llanos where hard to find, thanks to geolocators and satellite transmitters, we were able to discover not only the spring crossing sites of the Buff-breasted sandpiper but also their relationship with livestock and sheets. As a complement to their research, together they led educational activities for the conservation of migratory birds in the Colombian Caribbean.

Spanish

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El Día Mundial de Aves Migratorias a través del Programa de Aves Urbanas

¿Comó puedo celebrar el DMAM desde mi casa? 

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En la plática quiero abordar un poco sobre el conocimiento tradicional otomí en torno a las aves y como es que, a pesar de que las aves están en constante movimiento, representan una identidad, un sentido de pertenencia y una raíz para nuestra cultura. 

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This film features the extremely rare capture of Purple Martins banded in the US and amazing footage of these birds flocking and preparing to migrate north from Brazil.

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The Copper River Delta is one of the most important stopover sites for western migratory shorebirds. Come see them live!

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Learn about the migratory birds who migrate outside of the the Americas flyways.

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Speakers:

El Delta Estero Real es una Reserva de Aves Playeras designada por la Red Hemisférica de Reservas de Aves Playeras en 2016. Las aves se mueven al ritmo de las mareas entre los diferentes sitios del Golfo de Fonseca compartido por Honduras, El Salvador y Nicaragua y entre los diferentes hábitats, que incluyen las camaroneras. Calidris mauri es una de las especies más abundantes en el área y  una población de Haematopus palliatus entre ellos varios anillados que llegan de la Costa Este de Estados Unidos.  ¿Cómo se conectan las Aves Playeras, la luna  y las camaroneras? ¿Cómo las aves playeras y los camarones conectan continentes? ¿Cómo podemos contribuir en ser consumidores amigos de las aves playeras? ¿Cómo podes ser una empresa o productor  Amigo de las Aves Playeras?  Son parte de las preguntas que estaremos abordando en el webinar. 

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Spanish

El programa del Día Mundial de las Aves Migratorias ha crecido enormemento en los países de America Latina. Universidades, grupos de investigación, organizaciones nacionales privadas y públicas, actores sociales y miles de voluntarios son los que contribuyen cada año a divulgar los mensajes de conservación de las aves migratorias. Presentamos a los lideres y los protagonistas en sus comunidades, compartiendo un mensaje global por el Día Mundial de las Aves Migratorias y el tema de conservación " Las Aves Conectan Nuestro Mundo".

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David Mull combines his passion for skateboarding with his keen birdwatching skills.

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World Migratory Bird Day in Klamath Falls is all about connecting families to nature through the wonder of birds. U.S. Fish and Wildlife in collaboration with community partners come together every year to provide a whole "nest" of activities about the importance of birds in and outside of the Klamath Basin. From finches in the backyard to geese in flight, birds connect our world. 

Click here to learn more

Join the Zoo on Facebook to learn about their resident eagle and macaw with their #BringingTheZooToYou chats.

Every day through May 17th we will highlight one of the different species of birds that we often see at our hatcheries, and people and students can play along from home on their BINGO (or BIRD) card. Everyone who gets a B-I-R-D on their card and posts it in the comments will win a small prize, and there will be a grand prize drawing at the end for a copy of a Sibley bird guide. (All prizes will be mailed out after we are allowed to go back to work at the hatchery visitor center).

Join the Facebook Event.

Warm up for World Migratory Bird Day by joining Field Museum ecologist Doug Stotz and Monty & Rose filmmaker Bob Dolgan in a round of #FieldBirdBingo on Twitter this Thursday, May 7, 9:30-10:30 am. Get the bird bingo card, then head outside to see how many can you spot—and if you can get “BINGO” before Doug or Bob!

This year, Houston Audubon and the City of Houston, along with our partners in conservation, will host the first online-only WMBD event. Stay tuned for the schedule of virtual events, to include: - Why Are Birds Important? With Mary Anne Weber and the Houston Audubon education raptors - USFWS Houston Community Partnerships and Engagement Program presents a Facebook Watch party of "Wild Birds" with Refuge Ranger Felice Yarbough - Birding 101 with Glenn Olson.

Join the Facebook Event.

Head to Chicago for a day of virtual WMBD events, including a Migratory Bird Day Race. Click here to learn more.

Join naturalists at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center in the Forest Preserves of Cook County on Facebook Live. Witness live research on birds using the scientific technique of banding. Learn how banding connects our world and how its results inform bird conservation. Ask your questions during the virtual event!

Beigua Park joins the World Migratory Bird Day and for this edition, since we could not provide guided hiking due to pandemic, we'll do some digital birdwatching helped by our ornithologist and Park Guide Gabriella Motta. World Migratory Bird Day in the Beigua Park will take place on Saturday, May 9, on our facebook page: throughout the day we'll watch the late spring migrations through the images of the most curious species. Not only honey buzzards, May undisputed protagonists, but also many other birds. We can't reveal more, we are waiting for you online.

The World Migratory Bird Day is a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. This year on May 9 the world will join together to stand for and spread the love of our remarkable feathery friends. This year’s World Migratory Bird Day sets the theme #birdsconnectourworld.

Birds rock! Join the flock! Get ready for a fun-filled day celebrating migratory birds during this virtual event! 1) Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for special content devoted to Migratory Bird Day. 2)Discover the excitement of birding. Make your own binoculars and explore your own backyard. 3) Migrate like a bird and experience the hazards and helpers that birds face!

PEPtBO’s online webinar is set for 3-5 p.m. and features Dale Smith, talking about birds of Florida, Helene Tremblay on Birds of Australia and New Zealand and Megan Buers and Blair Dudeck on birds of Mexico.

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Join a Naturalist from the Elkhorn Slough Reserve LIVE on our Facebook Page to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day virtually! We'll explore the amazing adaptations birds have with real taxidermy specimens, and we can answer any bird questions in real time.

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Join us for Nature at Home, a virtual education program featuring staff from the Audubon Center at Debs Park. Start your week off right with our Bird Sit & Stretch Session! Join us as we sit and stretch while learning all about the different sounds birds can make. From the crows caws to chickadee chirps, sometimes the best birding can be done by ear! Take a moment to breathe and relax to the peaceful songs of some of our favorite LA area birds. Don't miss out! This event is open to kids of all ages.

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The Festival Speakers
Environment for the Americas y CONABIO
Nature's Educators
Jeff & Paige
Sonoran Joint Venture
Comision Ambiental Municipal de Pisco
Fundación de Parques y Museos de Cozumel
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN)
Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network
Skatebirder
Author, Bird Guide
Science and Perspective
Asociación Calidris
Songbird Essentials, The Family of Essential Brands™
Adopta Bosque Panamá
Environment for the Americas
Global Flyways Sponsors
Americas Flyways Sponsors
Program Sponsors
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