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World Migratory Bird Day – 13th May

Team StoryWeavers|May 14, 2018| 59

We see them around us at almost all hours of the day, and some even at night, but very few know about the importance of conserving birds and the threats our modern-day world poses to them. World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated annually for the very same cause – “To spread awareness about the importance of birds, the need for conservation to maintain ecological balance and to bring all countries of the world together in an attempt to reduce the threats posed to these migrating birds every year.”

This event is celebrated across the world on the 13th of May with several regions celebrating it through bird watching excursions, exhibitions, bird festivals and education programs.

Why celebrate it?

In a world struggling to cope with technological revolutions, pollution and over-population, World Migratory Bird day becomes a vital opportunity to learn more about our world and help save species of birds vital to our survival.

Here are a few amazing facts you may not have known about birds migrating around the world :-

Travelling the long route – Migratory birds travel up to 16,000 miles, travelling for upto 70 days to reach their destination. Birds specifically travel these long distances from cold countries to the warmer parts of the world where food and temperatures favour their growth and survival. The ARCTIC TERN covers upto 44,000 miles (70,900 Kms).

A dangerous journey – In the United States alone, up to one billion birds die each year from window collisions, and approximately seven million die from striking TV and radio towers in North America annually. With increasing number of human settlements, wind turbines, bridges etc, the chances of such accidents increase greatly and thus it is important to keep the migratory routes of these birds clear.

Going up to greater heights –The BAR-HEADED GEESE are the highest flying birds, often soaring above the Himalayas at heights of five and a half miles above sea level. 

There are more than we think – At least 4,000 species of bird are regular migrants, which is about 40 percent of the total number of birds in the world. During the cold winters you may seem large flocks of these birds flying in a V-Pattern across the sky towards warmer and greener parts of the country.

The right way back home – Instinctively, migrating birds know where to migrate and how to navigate back home. They use the stars, the sun, and earth’s magnetism to help them find their way.

Our own Indian birds – India plays host to hundred species of birds every year like the BLUETHROAT and the WHITE/YELLOW WAGTAILS. You may spot birds from Mongolia, Siberia and Europe.

Non-flying birds migrate too – The EMUS from Australia walk for miles to find food and PENGUINS of Antarctica swim across large channel for the same. Despite the perilous cold, penguins struggle against freezing temperatures and cold storms to get food and come back to their families when the new babies are just born.

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Vishnu

May 18, 2018

Nice, keep posting such useful content on the days relevent which would of immense use for kids as bonus for the subscription.
Hope the content too improves.
ATB
Vishnu


Diva

May 18, 2018

Thank you very much for this informative mail !!


Joy

May 18, 2018

I appreciate the world migratory bird day, people must come to know about ?


Joy

May 18, 2018

It’s a ecological science and people should know about migratory bird day
????


Manya

May 18, 2018

They r very hardworking guys! We must take initiatives to save them from threatens.


Manya

May 18, 2018

They r very hardworking guys! We must take initiatives to save them from threatens.


Vishal Kumar

May 18, 2018

It is cool to migrate for birds. I dream to be a bird, Soni can also do migrate.


Rick Rakshit

May 18, 2018

A very wise,touching & noble effort.Feeling encouraged.


Kritika

May 18, 2018

Wow!so many amazing facts about birds. I love birds…


ABRAR HAYATH

May 18, 2018

Amazing article.THANK YOU BYJUS FOR THESE TYPE OF INTERESTING ARTICLES.


Ashwani AZ

May 19, 2018

Wow it’s really a gud one it’s better for
Student to improve their extra knowledge


Aanandita Sethi

May 19, 2018

Birds are so good. I too want to share about migratory birds that come to Jammu for 3 to 4 months every winter at GHARANA WETLAND which Abode of Migratory Birds

I live in Jammu, J&K and Here at a place Ranbir Singh Pura (located along the border with Pakistan) there is paradise of migratory birds and it has been named as Ghar-ana wetland (meaning welcome home). Gharana and its adjoining wetlands of Makwal, Kukdian, Abdullian and Pargwal every year receive about 10000 to 20000 migratory birds in winter for 3 to 4 months.

In earlier days this spot alongwith other wetlands was the favourite hunting ground for Shikaris but thanks to the Wildlife Conservation Act that the hunting has stopped.

In the Gharana wetland more than 170 resident and migratory species have been reported by the researchers of Jammu University. Some of the flagship species are Bar headed Geese, Grey Lag Goose, Shelduck, Pochard, Gadwill, Pintail Duck, Mallard, Spoonbills, Common Cranes, Wooly necked Storks and Wigeon, Whistling Teals.

These wetlands are part of the Central Asian flyway route for the winter and summer migration of rare and threatened species of birds from Northern Hemisphere to Southern hemisphere both ways and India is signatory to Ramsar, IUCN, Migratory Routes convention and other International treaties.


AKARSH MISHRA

May 19, 2018

We all owe a lot to birds they are great


Sree sai nandini

May 19, 2018

Great facts about birds!!
can I view the images of some of the migratory birds?


Aniket

May 19, 2018

These fact were amazing about these birds


Jeevitha.Sree.N

May 19, 2018

Birds are like simply wow we can’t explain there habitate and colour sometime we can’t even expect to hurt them but in our world the same hurt is given for them so i feel to join hands to this work. ?


Mohapatra

May 19, 2018

While migrating they do a very dangerous journey where some birds die


Priyansu Mohapatra

May 19, 2018

While migrating they do a very dangerous journey where some birds die.


Tanisha

May 19, 2018

Really so many amazing facts about birds. But we human should also cooperate with them


Aiswarya Sunilkumar

May 19, 2018

We all love birds and we all should fly like then in our future. What is helping me to fly in my future is Byju’s learning app. Thanks for the whole crew of Byju’s app including teachers. They are soo great!!!!!!!


Aiswarya Sunilkumar

May 19, 2018

We all love birds and we all should fly like then in our future. What is helping me to fly in my future is Byju’s learning app.


GRACY ABRAHAM

May 19, 2018

Fantastic !Birds are lovely to see.


sarah

May 19, 2018

so cool i never knew that non flying birds migrate too


Trina Majumdar

May 19, 2018

Wow!!!it’s amazing so many new things are there to know about birds.. they are so precious in our life


NavyaSree

May 19, 2018

Wonderful facts about migrating birds


Narayani

May 19, 2018

There are so many Amazing facts about birds… I just love birds!


Deepak sai shankar

May 19, 2018

Wow!amazing facts about birds.it really enlightens my mind and inspires me to learn more


Dhruv sai shankar

May 19, 2018

Wow these facts are informative


Sasikanth

May 19, 2018

It is a wonderful article about migrating birds.birds are the ones which gives information about various things.


Minsha

May 19, 2018

The world’s birds are so informative and hardworking even though they read a lot of stars


Shyam

May 19, 2018

Wow! Birds are amazing. They identify directions naturally. They are also strong enough to fly so great and long hazardous distances. From now my love and care for birds have increased a lot more.


Hanna Arif

May 19, 2018

Most of this are new knowledge for me. Thanks


Goutam Kuamr

May 19, 2018

Need to know lot more-beautiful article.


Aastha pradhan

May 20, 2018

A very sensitive and informative article.Generally we are not aware of these less known facts but very vital for wellness of ecological system.Thanks for spreading awareness and keep on covering topics like this.


Afaque

May 20, 2018

Death of upto 1 billion birds from window
collisions in America has horrified me…
this is too bad…..


Chethana Narang

May 20, 2018

It’s very good to see birds all time n listen to chirping of all the birds


Joy

May 20, 2018

They’re lovely …..


Rohit Singh bisht

May 20, 2018

It’s very useful an important message to us and all wonderful article


Swati

May 20, 2018

Hail to birds.Proud to be an INDIAN


Sarang

May 21, 2018

Wow! These animal are such a hardworking living being.


Alok Prakash

May 21, 2018

NICE


Vishruth

May 21, 2018

Thank you for the information


Arya

May 21, 2018

Thank you for such new informations!!
I feel lucky to be a BYJU’s student.


BHABATIRTHA GOSWAMI

May 21, 2018

Thanks for this educational mail


Arijit

May 21, 2018

I am a birdlover and I have an attraction in ornithology. It is a very informative and encouraging email indeed for those who are interested in birds. I want to recieve many other information like such


Disha?

May 22, 2018

People should get to know about this day. And as always thanks byju’s for such a wonderful information??


Disha?

May 22, 2018

Also our beautiful morning starts with the chirping of the birds?


Yash

May 22, 2018

Nice, this will help everyone to know about the World Migratory Bird Day . Keep on posting mails like this .


SHREYA S

May 23, 2018

New and good information…


Divya

May 24, 2018

Yep birds really help us thankyou for information ?????


Jaydev anil Shastri

May 24, 2018

Very excellent information about migrating birds The world will be very beautiful if we provide suitable environment for them


Teena

May 25, 2018

It is very good that we celebrate such days and thank you byjus for telling us about this day and its importance


Prashansa

May 30, 2018

Thank you for giving us this valuable information!!!!!!!


Riddhi Lakhotia

June 4, 2018

Very nice information please keep posting and sharing such lovely information thx


Priyanshi Jain

June 8, 2018

?Wow!!!! It’s so interesting?????????


SAJAN P K

June 17, 2018

This type of study will help not only for human mankind but also for other creatures in the world.


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