Nature Canada

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2021 this Saturday!

Each year, Nature Canada ramps up to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on May 8. This year’s theme; Sing, Fly, Soar — Like a Bird, is the perfect way to reflect on birds’ long migratory journey and the efforts that go into making sure these beautiful creatures can do so safely.

Last year, we discovered that birds helped us to feel more connected with each other during an isolating time for many Canadians. When the streets were silenced during the lockdown, birdsong drifted through our windows, providing us comfort and buoying our spirits. This year, let’s return the favour by celebrating the arrival of birds back into our cities, towns, and neighbourhoods.

2020 saw our first virtual celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, and this year will be no different. We’ve gathered a variety of activities that can be done both virtually and at safe distances within your bubble. Join us in uncovering, cultivating, and celebrating your inner bird lover! 

Birds are undoubtedly a crucial part of ecosystems that we rely on. Yet, in the last 50 years, we have lost nearly 3 billion birds in North America, with many of the losses being due to human-related causes.

There is still hope for our birds. With a little teamwork and planning, we can help restore bird populations and habitats by building bird-friendly communities. You can take action! Visit to discover, restore, and defend Canada’s migratory birds, or learn more about our Bird-Friendly City initiative.

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Canada’s wilderness is the world’s envy. It’s our duty to keep our true north strong and green.