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World Migratory Bird Day – Saturday, May 9, 2020

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) has been celebrated for over 25 years to bring attention to one of the most important and spectacular events in the Americas - bird migration! WMBD takes place each year on the second Saturday in May in the U.S. and Canada (Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean celebrate in October). Public awareness and concern are crucial components of migratory bird conservation. Citizens who are enthusiastic about birds, informed about threats, and empowered to become involved in addressing those threats, can make a tremendous contribution to maintaining healthy bird populations.

This year, Houston Audubon and the City of Houston, along with our partners in conservation, will host the first online-only WMBD event. We will have art contests, birding competitions, workshops, presentations, and more in celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. Join in on any and all of the events and activities to learn more about the importance of Houston for migratory birds and how you can celebrate, enjoy, and protect our migratory species from home!

Online/Zoom workshops & presentations


  • Houston Audubon
  • Houston Parks - HPARD
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Galveston Bay Foundation
  • Houston Environmental Resources for Educators
  • Citizens Environmental Coalition