Republic of Korea
Event name: Ganghwa Big Bird Race (Ganghwa BBR) in Ganghwa, Ro Korea
Organizer: Eco-Hub Mool Sae Al
Participants: 110 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: 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.