Event name: Stories of Home Organizer: The Overwintering Project Participants: 12-20 members of the local youth communities (aged 14-18) with migrant or Indigenous backgrounds, 200 participants of School students, teachers, and parents, 50 childrens
Summary: Between March 6 and May 23, 2021, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibited the Overwintering Project: Westernport. The exhibition focussed on Melbourne’s Western Port Bay as an internationally significant migratory shorebird habitat. The exhibition featured 20 curated artists, 13 of whom have produced new work in a variety of media inspired by the local Western Port environment. Their work appeared in conjunction with the Overwintering Project Print Portfolio, a growing collection of 300+ original prints made by artists from Australia and New Zealand in response to the unique nature of their local migratory shorebird habitat. Read more about their activities
Event name: ‘Winaityinaityi Pangkara – The Country of the Birds’
– A short film by Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary in South Australia Organizer: Friends of Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (FAIBS) Participants: FAIBS contacts, BirdsSA members, four local government Councils, Green Adelaide, and Northern and Yorke Landscape Board, local newspapers and local environment centres, and the general public.
Summary: ‘Winaityinaityi Pangkara – The Country of the Birds’: a film contributing to the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, May 8th, 2021.
Jeffrey Newchurch and Lynette Crocker, two Northern Kaurna Elders integral to the establishment of Winaityinaityi Pangkara, the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary in South Australia, reflect on the importance of this place to their People. They are joined by ecologist Joan Gibbs from the Friends of Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary.
The Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary is one the southern-most roosting and feeding sites for thousands of migratory shorebirds that annually use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. Read more about their activities
Event name: Conservation of Wildlife Migratory Bird and Wetland Areas in Misamis Occidental, Philippines through Advocacy and Capacity Development Organizer: Misamis University, Philippines Participants: About 1500 participants including Sangguniang Kabataan, Barangay Officials, PNP-Maritime, DENR Employees, Faculty, staff, students, and Alumni of Misamis University.
Summary: The Misamis University, Philippines has partnered East Asia Australasia Flyway Partnership, Secretariat in Republic of Korea in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, and the Department of Interior and Local Government Units of Cities of Tangub, Ozamiz and Oroquieta and the Municipalities of Bonifacio, Clarin, Tudela, Sinacaban,J imenez, Pana-on and Aloran . The celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day 2021 with the theme ‘ Sing, Fly, Soar like a Bird” was translated to “Pag-awit, Paglupad, Pataas Sama sa usa ka Langgam” in Filipino Visayan Language. Read more about their activities
Event name: Celebrated World Migratory Bid Day – 2021 at Chukh Bird Research Station (CBRS), Eastern Mongolia Organizer: Chukh Bird Research Station (CBRS) of Mongolian Bird Conservation Center of Mongolia (MBCC) Participants: Total 35 people which were consisted of 17 School students, 6 people from University, and 12 local people.
Summary: We celebrated World Migratory Bird Day – 2021 on 10th of August at Chukh lake, Eastern Mongolia during the peak period of shorebird migration. There were a total of 35 people including school children, university students and local people have participated in our organized event. Although some changes were made to our program due to the restriction of the Covid-19 pandemic, we organized our event following the infection control regime such as put on mask and sanitize hands for all participants before entry. The event was organized in Chukh Bird Research Station. Mr. Amarkhuu Gungaa who is a Research director of Mongolian Bird Conservation Center opened the event and after that Ms. Uchrakhzaya Tserenbat, a coordinator of CBRS introduced their two years result of migratory shorebirds monitoring at Chukh lake. After that Ms. Baasansuren Erdenechimeg presented about migration studies of shorebirds, cranes and some species of raptors that tracked from Eastern Mongolia last three years. Read more about their activities
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day 2021 event in Indonesia Organizer: Himpunan Mahasiswa Pecinta Unggas (HIMPUS)
Participants: About 300people in total including School students, teachers, or parents, University students, Researchers, Scientists, Birdwatchers, Site managers for flyway site and wetlands, and Decision or policy makers
Summary: The celebration World Migratory Bird Day 2021 in Indonesia by the Himpunan Mahasiswa Pecinta Unggas (HIMPUS) in Aceh, Indonesia was a success. Even though it is still in a pandemic situation, HIMPUS still carries out the World Migratory Bird Day every year with various public awareness activities in protecting migratory birds in the world. This celebration was held on 1-2 May 2021 and was attended by nearly 500 people. These activities are carried out through online media and in-person activities in compliance with existing health protocols. The enthusiasm of the community is very good in celebrating World Migratory Bird Day 2021 in Indonesia. The participants were almost followed from various regions in Indonesia. The participants were students, university students, researchers and bird watchers in Indonesia. The activity also invited several presenters who are experienced in the world of migratory birds in Indonesia. Read more about their activities
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day 2021 event in DPRK Organizer: Ministry of Land and Environment Protection Participants: 50 people of school students, teachers, and parents, 5 people of researchers and scientists, and 10 people of site managers for flyway site and wetlands.
Summary: Mundok Migratory Bird Reserve (MMBR) in Mundok County, South Phyongan Province in the DPRK is located in the key point of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF) and plays critical role in the conservation of wetland ecosystem and migratory waterfowls. The Reserve regularly supports more than 80,000 population of >120 species of migratory birds (including globally and regionally threatened species) during all seasons, especially spring and autum. For its ecological importance, the site was designated as Ramsar Site and EAAF Network Site.
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day 2021 event in Russia Organizer: Omsk Regional Youth Public Organization «Ecological Watch of Siberia», Omsk Branch of the Union for the Conservation of Birds of Russia and other stakeholders. Participants: On May 8, 2021, the event «World Migratory Bird Day 2021» was held on the Specially Protected Natural Territory Natural Park «Bird Harbor» in the сenter Omsk (Russia) for 380 participants from 9:00 to 20:00 for 6 different groups due to the Covid-19 protection. This included 20 members of the Omsk Regional Youth Public Organization, approximately 100 school children, 50 professional painters, 5 governmental officers, and 150 people of NGOs.
Summary: For the first time in the center of the city of Omsk on a specially protected natural area of the natural park «Bird Harbor» our event WMBD «Omsk oblast is the center of migratory routes of birds of Eurasia» to the development of love for migratory birds of Russia was held. The organizer was Omsk Regional Youth Public Organization «Ecological Watch of Siberia». More then 380 children, school students, teachers or parents, university students, birdwatchers and citizens of the Omsk oblast received their first lesson in democratic participation in bird watching of their native land. Read more about their activities