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International Migratory Bird Day
May 14, 2016
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) celebrates and brings attention to one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas – bird migration. Bird Day is celebrated in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Environment for the Americas (EFTA) develops many educational and promotional materials related to each year’s theme. IMBD officially takes place on the second Saturday in May in Canada and the U.S., and in October in Mexico and more southern locations. Since this date doesn’t work well for all bird events and bird festival organizers, or for the migratory birds themselves, any day can be bird day. Now, IMBD is celebrated almost year-round.
The theme for 2015 is Restore Habitat, Restore Birds. Find plenty of educational resources – including The Migration Game, Habitat Bingo and lesson plans – at the IMBD education page.