Republic of Korea
Event name: Ganghwa Big Bird Race (Ganghwa BBR) in Ganghwa, Ro Korea
Organizer: Eco-Hub Mool Sae Al
Participants: 120 birdwatchers from across the country
Summary: From 30 April to 1 May 2022, birdwatchers from across the Republic of Korea gathered in Ganghwa Island, to participate in the 2022 <Ganghwa Big Bird Race>, organized by Moolsaeal, a local NGO. A total of 26 teams (14 competitive, 12 non-competitive), spent 24 hours searching for birds on the island. All birds observed had to be photographed and recorded using a monitoring App called 'Getbol keepers'. The judges scored and ranked teams based on the records listed on the monitoring App. Read more about their activities.
For more on Ganghwa BBR visit: https://ghbbr.modoo.at/?link=cgfdi6ow
Event name: Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day through education awareness campaigns at villages near Gulf of Mottama
Organizer: Nature Conservation Society-Myanmar (NCS)
Participants: 104 school students, local community members from villages around the Gulf of Mottama(GoM) and members of local conservation groups from Koe Te Su village.
Summary: On 10 May 2022, the Nature Conservation Society-Myanmar (NCS) organized a World Migratory Bird Day event for Primary Schools in Koe Tae Su Village, Belin Township near GoM in Myanmar. The event raised awareness on how WMBD was formed and held annually all around the world, and educated local communities about the importance of the conservation of migratory birds and wetland ecosystems. Read more about their activities.
For more photos visit the NCS Facebook page: Link
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day - 2022
Organizer: Wildlife Science and Conservation Center - Mongolia
Participants: 910 participants who were mostly school students
Summary: Between 12 – 20 May 2022, in cooperation with WWF Mongolia, Oyu Tolgoi LLC, and high schools of every soum (area of pastureland) in the vicinity, the Wildlife Science and Conservation Center organized a series of activities to celebrate WMBD in West, South and Eastern Mongolia. Participants enjoyed activities such as a birdwatching competition and a bird drawing competition as well as ringing stations. Read more about their activities.
For more on the Wildlife Science and Conservation Center.
Indonesia (Jambi Province)
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day in Kuala Simbur Village, Jambi Province, Indonesia
Organizer: Wildlife Observer Community (WOC)
Participants: Around 150 local community members and students
Summary: Between 16 – 18 May 2022, the Wildlife Observer Community (WOC), based in Indonesia, successfully organized two WMBD events in Kuala Simbur Village, Indonesia. The events consisted of field visits, birdwatching, and presentations to increase public awareness. On 17 – 18 May, the project team also conducted an awareness-raising campaign in SD Negeri 22/X Kuala Simbur, for local people with the goal of providing knowledge on migratory birds and their migration to local people and children near the sites. Read more about their activities.
Event name: Save the Light for the Future of Migratory Birds
Organizer: Aceh Bird Club
Participants: 100 Students, members from the general public, bird watchers and lecturers. More than 100 participants joined in on the events.
Summary: On 16 – 22 May 2022, the Aceh Bird Club celebrated World Migratory Bird Day 2022 with a series of events that were carried out offline and online. Collaborating with the Himpunan Mahasiswa Biologi (HIMABIO) with the aim of inspiring more young people to care about migratory birds and their habitats, ACB invited students, members from the general public, bird watchers and lecturers to participate in the campaign activities, including a poster design competition, a short video competition, a seminar, and bird watching. Read more about their activities.
Event name: Awareness of elementary school children
through visit school and art drawing
Organizer: Wild Heritage of Sumatra Foundation (WHIS)
Participants: 180 students and 19 teachers from Medang Deras Sub-regency and Lima Puluh Pesisir Sub-regency, Indonesia
Summary: On 27 – 28 May 2022, the Wild Heritage of Sumatra Foundation (WHIS) conducted education programs for three elementary school students on the east coast of Batubara Regency in celebration of WMBD 2022. The activities included storytelling “Introduction to migratory shorebirds," a drawing competition, a photo exhibition and a short film screening of “Migratory Shorebirds in Batubara coastline." Read more about their activities.
Event name: Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day in coastal communities around Nijhum Dweep National Park – an EAAFP Flyway Network Site in Bangladesh.
Organizer: Jagganath University
Participants: 223 students, local community people, teachers, university students and researchers
Summary: Jagannath University in Bangladesh has been organizing small to large-scale awareness campaigns to motivate and enlighten students, teachers, and the local community about the importance of conserving migratory birds and their habitats, threats to migratory birds and their ecological importance. On 6 October 2022, Jagannath University organized two World Migratory Bird Day events at two local schools, Bandartila Bazar Government Primary School and Madinatul Ulum Halimiah Madrasah, Nijhum Dweep National Park in Bangladesh. Read more about their activities.
Event name: Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2022 in western Bangladesh
Participants: 283 students, teachers, community leaders, district officers, and community members
Summary: Aiming to contribute towards the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats by mitigating threats caused by the local community along a river-adjacent area of western Bangladesh, through public awareness, educating local students and teachers and engaging the local youth to birdwatching, Kichir-Michir, with the help and presence of Bangladesh Biodiversity Conservation Federation (BBCF) organized a 2-day event in two local communities along Padma river in the districts of Kushtia and Pabna. Read more about their activities.
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day 2022 in Hong Kong: Fishpond For Flyway – 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Fishpond Conservation
Organizer: Hong Kong Bird Watching Society
Participants: 50,000 participants from the general public
Summary: Since 2012, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS) has been implementing Hong Kong Fishpond Conservation Scheme, which aims to promote fishpond conservation through habitat management, research and education. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the scheme. To celebrate the anniversary and also World Migratory Bird Day, a 3-week exhibition was held from 29 September to 19 October 2022 in TKO Plaza, which mainly targets young families nearby. Through exhibition panels, display of decoy and bird-ringing tools, we aim to promote our 10-year-effort on fishpond conservation in HK for migratory birds along EAAF, and arouse public’s awareness on importance of fishpond. Read more about their activities. Learn more about their work: website.
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day 2022 in Indonesia with HIMPUS
Organizer: HIMPUS (Poultry Lovers Association)
Participants: More than 500 Students, Researchers and Birdwatchers
Summary: The World Migratory Bird Day 2022 celebration this October was organized by HIMPUS (Poultry Lovers Association) Veterinary Medicine students at Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, implementing various awareness activities that focus on community awareness and approaches for children in Aceh, Indonesia. The celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2022 in October began with a kindergarten coloring competition held at Bungong Seulepouk Early Childhood School in Banda Aceh on 1 October 2022. Read more about their activities.
Event name: Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2022 in Malaysia – The Wonders of Bird Migration Around the Globe
Organizer: International Centre from University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Terengganu Branch and the University of Tripoli, Libya
Participants: 115 participants from UniSZA and Libya
Summary: The International Centre from University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA),Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Terengganu Branch and the University of Tripoli, Libya, organized an outing where 50 participants spent the morning birdwatching and recording migratory and residential bird species on campus. Read more about their activities.
Event name: World Migratory Bird Day in Nanthar Island Marine National Park, Rakhine State
Organizer: Nature Conservation Society-Myanmar (NCS)
Participants: 93 participants from NCS-Myanmar, RBANCA, Aung Daing Village, Local Security Police Force and Research and Development Youths’ Society (RDYS-Sittwe)
Summary: Nature Conservation Society-Myanmar (NCS) in cooperation with Rakhine Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (RBANCA) and the Forest Department organized the second World Migratory Bird Day event for 2022 at the Buddhist monastery, Aung Daing village, Sittwe Township near Nanthar Island and Mayu Estuary Ramsar Site in Myanmar on 14 October 2022. Read more about their activities.
Event name: Welcoming the migratory bird for the first time at Paleik Lake in Mandalay region, central Myanmar
Organizer: Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association, Myanmar (BANCA)
Participants: 60 participants from all walks of life, mostly farmers and laborers
Summary: On 1 October 2022, Biodiversity And Nature Conservation Association collaborated with the Shwe Kantharyar Nature Conservation Association, a community- based organization in Pyu Lake, and celebrated the first time of world migratory bird day event at the temple in Paleik village in Paleik village tract near the Paleik Lake is situated at the Singaing township, Kyaukse district in Mandalay region, central Myanmar. Read more about their activities.
Event name: Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day 2022 in Philippines – “Learning Event and Exhibit” by Ibaraki Academy
Organizer: Ibaraki Academy
Participants: 150 Students from universities, different organizations, children, friends, and family
Summary: The Ibaraki Academy celebrated World Migratory Bird Day 2022, on 8-9 October 2022. The event, “Learning Event and Exhibit” was held at Veranza Mall, General Santos City, Philippines, and was divided into two parts the first being a learning event, and the second an exhibit. Read more about their activities.