World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. . In 2018, WMBD unified the planet’s major migratory bird corridors, or flyways: the African-Eurasian flyway, the East Asian-Australasian flyway, and the Americas flyways. It is now celebrated twice a year, on the Second Saturday in May and in October. In 2019, WMBD will be held on 11 May and 12 October. The EAAFP Secretariat highly encourage Partners to celebrate WMBD on twice a year. The 2019 theme of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!”
The EAAFP Small Grant for 2019 World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) has been established to provide financial support to EAAFP Partners and collaborators from EAAFP Task Forces and Working Groups who plan to organize public events and/or conservation action-oriented workshops at national or local levels through participating in the World Migratory Bird Day.