International Migratory Bird Day

"helping birds along the way"

For 2017,  International Migratory Bird Day focuses on "Helping Birds Along the Way", celebrating the importance of  stopover sites and the key habitats they provide for migrating birds. Whether you learn about a stopover site near your home, visit one far away, or create a safe place for birds in your backyard, your support can mean a safe journey for a migratory bird. Join the celebration!.

Find an  event near you using the interactive IMBD map and calendar to find festivals, bird observatories, raptor centers, birding trails, bird camps and more.

 

 

Conservation Across the Americas
la Conservación en las Américas

2017 IMBD Poster. Credit: USFWS

While International Migratory Bird day is typically held on the second Saturday in May, any day can be a day of celebration. Celebrate whenever migratory bird arrival happens in your own community or whenever you feel like celebrating birds! IMBD is an invitation to celebrate and support migratory bird conservation!

IMBD is an invitation to celebrate and support migratory bird conservation!

Resources


Links to Bird Conservation Plans:

North American Waterbird Conservation Plan

Partners in Flight

North American Bird Conservation Initiative


More Bird Festival Programs:

World Migratory Bird Day

Birdlife's World Bird Festival

Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival

Last Updated: November 20, 2017