International Migratory Bird Day

"Spread your wings for bird conservation" and celebrate the centennial of the migratory bird treaty

In 2016, International Migratory Bird Day is focusing on how birds have inspired many of the most significant environmental conservation actions in the Americas. We recognize the capacity of citizens in every country to support programs and laws that protect birds and their habitats, including a landmark treaty that, for the last century, has protected nearly all migratory bird species in the U.S. and Canada: the Migratory Bird Treaty.

International Migratory Bird Day Festival locator map.

Many International Migratory Bird Day events in 2016 highlight the Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial. Look for an IMBD event near you! Use the  interactive map to find festivals, bird observatories, raptor centers, birding trails or bird camps.

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Conservation Across the Americas
la Conservación en las Américas

2015 IMBD Poster. Credit: USFWS

While International Migratory Bird day is typically held on the second Saturday in May (May 14 in 2016), 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!


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: May 26, 2016