World Migratory Bird Day 2014 Trailer – Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism

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Each year on the second weekend in May, people
from all over the world come together to celebrate the remarkable phenomenon of bird migration
on World Migratory Bird Day. Unaware of the national borders below them,
migratory birds travel along their vast migration routes connecting people, places and cultures.
But now more than ever, migratory birds face increasing dangers and need our help to survive.
World Migratory Bird Day aims to raise awareness about migratory birds and their environments,
and the need for their conservation. The spectacular migration of 50 billion birds
each year is an inspiration for tourists, photographers and birdwatchers alike. For
many countries, bird-related tourism has become important for providing local livelihoods.
This year’s World Migratory Bird Day has the theme “Destination Flyways: Migratory
Birds and Tourism” and highlights the World Tourism Organization led Destination Flyways
project. Focusing on eight key sites for migratory
birds in Africa, Asia and Europe, the project will demonstrate how ecotourism at these sites
can be a vehicle for both environmental and socio-economic sustainability, benefitting
wildlife, local communities and tourists alike. Join us and thousands of others around the
world on 10-11 May 2014 in celebrating migratory birds – the original long-distance travellers
and our shared natural heritage – on World Migratory Bird Day.
Register your World Migratory Bird Day activities and events on our official World Migratory
Bird Day website at www.worldmigratorybirdday.org


3 Comments

Urdaibai Bird Center · May 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Hi! Next Sunday 11, celebrate with us The World Migratory Bird Day in the Urdaibai Bird Center!: http://www.birdcenter.org/en/home/news/300-diamigratorias2014

We will have lots of activities throughout the morning:

– From 10:00: Demonstration of a scientific ringing day. Everybody who approaches to the center will have the chance to see how birds are ringed, to learn what is the aim of this work and to get to know the most common species of the area.  

– Guided visits at 11:00 (Basque) and at 12:30 (Spanish),  both of them will last one hour. Do not forget to book  in advance. (Reservations: 699 839 202)

– Advice on migratory birds in the outdoor hides during the morning.

– "Txoko" for kids:  draw your favorite bird.

Moreover, throughout the day form 10:00 to 20:00, self-guided visits will be free. 

Ron Mader · May 11, 2014 at 1:21 am

Updating Planeta Wiki's Bird Page for  #WorldMigratoryBirdDay  http://planeta.wikispaces.com/birds

Suraphol Kruasuwan · May 9, 2015 at 1:06 am

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