2023 World Migratory Fowl Day focuses on water


The significance of water is the main target of this yr’s World Migratory Fowl Day, an annual celebration of migratory birds and a name to motion to guard them. All through 2023, organizers are spreading the message that “water sustains chicken life” and highlighting methods to preserve and shield aquatic habitats.

This yr’s WMBD poster, that includes unique artwork by Augusto Silva, highlights 10 species that characterize the number of methods during which birds want water. From the highest they’re: Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Osprey, Northern Shoveler, Rufous Hummingbird, Northern Waterthrush, American White Pelican, Magellanic Penguin, Wilson’s Phalarope, Barn Swallow, and Dickcissel.

Northern Shoveler and American White Pelican remind us that many species want wetlands and open water for migration, wintering, and breeding. Some birds require particular sorts of water habitats, such because the salty lakes that Wilson’s Phalarope makes use of throughout migration and winter, the swampy woodlands favored by Northern Waterthrush, or the shaded streams alongside which the Yellow-billed Cuckoo nests. Water is crucial for the survival of bugs pursued by the Barn Swallow, the expansion of nectar-producing vegetation frequented by the Rufous Hummingbird, and the well being of grasslands inhabited by the Dickcissel. The Magellanic Penguin represents the oceans that make up 97% of all water on earth. And eventually, the Osprey serves as a conservation success story, reminding us that chicken inhabitants declines could be reversed once we work collectively to preserve and shield our planet.

World Migratory Fowl Day 2023 is formally celebrated on Might 13 in the US and Canada and October 14 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Celebrations happen all around the world together with in native parks, nature facilities, museums, libraries, colleges, and different places all year long. To seek out an occasion close to you, to register your individual occasion, or to study extra about this yr’s marketing campaign, go to migratorybirdday.org.

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