International Migratory Bird Day October 17, 2015: Restore Habitat, Restore Birds
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) celebrates one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas: bird migration. Since 1993, IMBD has fostered bird conservation and education, and has introduced countless youths and adults to migratory birds. The event, hosted at over 700 sites, serves as a call to action to preserve birds and their habitats.
Birds don’t migrate on a single day. So while IMBD’s official date is the second Saturday in May for the U.S. and Canada, and the second Saturday in October for Latin America and the Caribbean, Bird Day activities take place year-round, and events are best offered when migratory birds are present. IMBD is coordinated by Environment for the Americas.