Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday May 12 at 00:01

World Migratory Bird Day (Bird Day) celebrates a migratory bird’s spectacular migration between winter and summer grounds. Bird Day is a project of Environment for the Americas and was created in 1993 to focus attention on the need to conserve birds and their habitats. As the Canadian partner of Bird Day, Nature Canada encourages Canadians to welcome back birds on Bird Day by holding an event to celebrate this magic moment of the year and connect Canadians to nature.

Bird Day, which can be held anytime of the year but is traditionally on the second Saturday in May, encourages bird conservation and increases awareness of birds through activities that are fun, engaging and educational. Bird Day activities vary from neighbourhood hikes to observe birds to multiday festivals. Each year, Bird Day has an official theme. This year, the theme is “Conservation”. 2018 is the year of the Bird, and we’re celebrating the ways we can help to protect birds every day of the year through actions, stories, and art.

regulating hunting and protecting migratory birds from harm.

We encourage you to celebrate the Centennial of the Migratory Bird Convention Act and reflect the Bird Day theme at your event.

For more information, and resources, visit www.birdday.ca.