|Compiled on||#WorldMigratoryBirdDay, #MigratoryBirds, #MigratoryBirdDay|
|Related Hashtags||#Birds, #Bird, #Nature, #Conservation, #Migration, #India|
|2023 Date||13 May 2023|
|2024 Date||12 October 2024|
|India & Common Holidays|
|Misc. & Int'l. Observances|
World Migratory Bird Day History
World Migratory Bird Day is an annual celebration aimed at raising awareness about migratory birds and promoting their conservation across the globe. Established in 2006, this day serves as an opportunity for bird enthusiasts, environmentalists, and the general public to come together and celebrate the incredible journeys undertaken by these fascinating creatures, some of which travel thousands of miles between their breeding and wintering grounds every year. The event also emphasizes the need for international cooperation to ensure the survival and well-being of these extraordinary species, as their migratory routes often span multiple countries and even continents.
Over the years, World Migratory Bird Day has grown to involve numerous organizations, governments, and individuals from around the world, including India, where migratory birds play a crucial role in the country's natural ecosystems. Owing to the diverse landscape and rich biodiversity, India serves as a vital stopover or wintering ground for numerous migratory species, such as the Amur Falcon, the Siberian Crane, and the Black-necked Crane. Through various events and initiatives, participants in World Migratory Bird Day help to shed light on the threats faced by these birds, such as habitat loss, climate change, pollution, and unsustainable hunting practices, and work towards ensuring their continued survival and safe passage.
World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated twice a year, on the second Saturday of May and October, to account for the varying migratory patterns of different bird species. In 2021, the dates are set as May 8th and October 9th, enabling people across the world, including India, to mark these special occasions and join in the global effort to conserve these remarkable birds and their habitats.
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References and related siteswww.migratorybirdday.org: Migratory Birds www.worldmigratorybirdday.org: Migratory Bird Day 2023 greatlakesecho.org: Birds Migrating Across America