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WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY: 08 MAY

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY: 08 MAY

Context

World Migratory Bird Day 2021 is observed globally on 8 May.

About World Migratory Bird Day

  • It was initiated in 2006 by the Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).
  • The theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2021 is “Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a Bird!”.
  • Aim :To raise awareness of migratory birds and the importance of international cooperation to conserve them.

Reasons for migration

  • To avoid extreme climatic conditions.
  • To manage food shortage.
  • To manage shortage of water.
  • To have better breeding conditions.
  • Less competition for safe nesting places.

Migratory Birds in India

  • Winter birds : Siberian Cranes, Greater  Flamingo, Common  Teal, Yellow Wagtail,  White Wagtail, Northern  Shoveler, Rosy Pelican,  Wood Sandpiper, Spotted  Sandpiper, Eurasian  Pigeon, Black Tailed  Godwit, Spotted Redshank  Starling Bluethroat, Long  Billed Pipit.
  • Summer birds :  Asian Koel, Black  Crowned Night Heron,  Eurasian Golden Oriole,  Comb Duck, Blue  Cheeked Bee Eater,  Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater,  Cuckoos.

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