©Hari Migrasi Burung Sedunia 2020

Event name: World Migratory Bird day 2020 in Indonesia
Organizer: HIMPUS (Himpunan Mahasiswa Pecinta Unggas) Faculty Veterinary Medicine of Universitas Syiah Kuala
Participants: A total of 477 participants including student, researchers, environmental observer, Indonesian bird conservation organizations and nation wide

Summary: HIMPUS celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2020 in October to take advantage of online media as a means of education. These activities are; painting competitions, webinars, and community outreach using videos uploaded via HIMPUS social media and the committee. The first activity is organized painting competition for children Indonesia with the aim to introduce species of migratory birds early and also as a means of entertainment when the current pandemic. The next activity is the World Migratory Bird Day 2020 Webinar series 2 with the theme “Bird Connect Our World” which was held on October 18, 2020 at 14.00 – 16.00 WIB in collaboration Burung Sumatera and Aceh Birder. The last activity that is HIMPUS ‘effort to educate the public is by sharing videos about world migratory birds with the hope that people who didn’t participate in the previous event held by HIMPUS. Read more about their activities

Fore more photos visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/eaafp/albums/72157716649041607/with/50539459051/



May 2020


Event name: World Migratory Bird Day 2020 Event by NCS in Myanmar
Organizer: Nature Conservation Society-Myanmar
Participants: Participants engaged in online media event, Conservationist, Bird Watchers, Bird Photographers, Bird tour guides and people who are interested in nature

Summary: From the 24th of April 2020 to the 20th of May, 47 posts (including original posts and share posts) were posted on NCS-Myanmar Facebook Page. Two short videos (Myanmar and English version) of Flyway Network Sites in Myanmar was uploaded on YouTube and share from NCS-Myanmar Facebook Page. In the quizzes section, four quizzes are uploaded two days per time. 10 prizes were awarded to awardees who replied right answers in first 10 right answers for each quiz with comment. In the photo contest of World Migratory Birds day 2020, 34 migratory bird photos were received from bird photographers and nature tour guides. Some photos and video clips were requested from participants and other conservationist, and partners. Some interview clips were requested from site managers from (NWCD) Nature and Wildlife Conservation Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. Read more about their activities


Group photo with villagers after signboard installation in Mi lout village ©BANCA

Event name: World Migratory Bird Day 2020 Event by BANCA in Myanmar
Organizer: Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association (BANCA)
Participants: About 20 participants involved in outside activity of installing Ramsar awareness signboards in four villages of MonState and two villages of Bago Region

Summary: In the first way, BANCA celebrated World Migratory Bird Day 2020 Event via social media; Facebook. The objectives of WMBD 2020 Theme, Flyways, Flyway Network Sites in Myanmar, and importance of wetlands for migratory birds and designated Ramsar Sites in Myanmar were shared through BANCA’s Facebook Page to over 13,000 followers by using hashtags: #WMBD2020 #BANCAMyanmar #EAAFP. Secondary, a total of (6) Gulf of Mottama Ramsar awareness signboards were installed per guideline of Ramsar Convention to know the importance of wetlands conservation for migratory shore birds species and their values in six coastal villages along the Gulf: Kyeik Hto, Bilin, Thaton and Paung Townships in Mon State and Kawa and Thanatpin Townships in Mon State. BANCA also distributed awareness pamphlets on the importance of protecting migratory birds and their habitats with the objective of this year theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2020 and protective masks with the printing design of World Migratory Bird Day to protect COVID-19 pandemic to villagers and also the members of local conservation groups. Read more about their activities

Fore more photos visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/eaafp/albums/72157714633126117


World Migratory Bird Day poster in Malay ©Shorebirds Peninsular Malaysia Project

Event name: On The Trail of The Shorebirds (virtual on-line quiz)
Organizer: Shorebirds Peninsular Malaysia Project
Participants: A total 305 participants; Participants who either Like, shared, and/ or follow our Facebook page during the event’s promotion period between 30th April 2020 – 8th May 2020 : 250 people; Participants who participate our online quiz on 9th May 2020 : 55 respondents

Summary: An online quiz was opened to all Malaysian citizens aimed to raise awareness on the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2020 as well as aiming to spread the knowledge of migratory shorebirds among locals. Prior to the contest day on 9th May 2020, series posting of migratory shorebirds were shared on SPMP’s Facebook page. In 2nd May 2020, the SPMP’s coordinator, Nur Munira, has shared to the public what is WMBD, the importance of migratory birds, and their population threats on a short video. SPMP also shared information on migratory shorebirds for the following days from 3rd to 8th May 2020. Read more about their activities 




Australia & Thailand

Event name: Invisible Connections – A WMBD social media concert event
Organizer: The Bowebird Collective & Bird Conservation Society of Thailand (BCST)
Participants: Participants engaged in online social media event (more than 1000 viewers and 2000 views)
Summary: Invisible Connections, a 17-minute performance piece created by Simone Slattery and Anthony Albrecht, was premiered on Saturday, May 9, World Migratory Bird Day. The work was streamed to an international audience via social media and YouTube in partnership with the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand and the EAAFP. Invisible Connections was recorded and produced in isolation on King Island in the Bass Straight, where Simone and Anthony were generously hosted during the Covid-19 crisis. The work included footage sourced from numerous, outstanding shorebird researchers and photographers from around the EAAF, including Paul Bell, Eugene Cheah, Shiloh Schulte (Manomet/USFWS), Andrew Silcocks, Smith Sutibut, Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, Reuben Van Weeren, Dan Weller and Randall Wood. Read more about their activities