the 2023 World Migratory Bird Day-the slogan is Water: sustaining bird life
· What is the World Migratory Bird Day
World Migratory Bird Day is Saturday,May 13,a global celebration of migratory birds,serves as a poweful reminder of the spectacular phenomenon of migration,whlile also encouraging people to take simple actions that can make a siginificant difference to the protection of these birds.
In 2023, the World Migratory Bird Day conservation theme highlights the importance of water to migratory birds. The slogan is Water: sustaining bird life. Migratory birds rely on water and its associated habitats — lakes, rivers, streams and ponds — for nesting, drinking and even bathing. Yet, increasing human demand for water, along with climate change, pollution and other factors, are threatening these precious ecosystems.
Global headlines are sounding alarm: 35% of the world’s wetlands, critical to migratory birds, have been lost in the last 50 years. Utah’s Great Salt Lake, the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, and used by more than a million shorebirds, is in danger of disappearing within five years. Climate change is depleting natural water systems, depriving migratory birds of vital stopover sites around the world. These sobering statistics go hand in hand with recent reports that reveal that 48% of bird species worldwide are undergoing population declines.
the migration line of migratory bird
By taking simple steps at home and in your community, we can work together to conserve water and preserve our earth’s most precious resource. Choosing water-efficient grass species and low-water plants can reduce your water use by up to 60%. Turning off the faucet while brushing teeth, shaving or washing dishes, and limiting time in the shower can make a big difference in conserving water. Join us this year and every year in taking action to promote the protection of water. For more information about World Migratory Bird Day and to take part in an event near you.
More migratory birds seen at China's largest freshwater lake