A diary of a retired South African Water Ranger.

Friday, May 10, 2013

World Migratory Bird Day

May 11 - 12

Theme for 2013: Networking for Migratory Birds
World Migratory Bird Day is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. .
The 2013 theme highlights the importance of networks of sites for migratory birds along their migration routes.... Migratory birds travel huge distances along their migration routes, sometimes even tens of thousands of kilometres. These connected sites act like 'stepping stones' and are used by birds to migrate. They are important for resting, feeding, breeding and wintering.


Birds eye view from the island at Rietvlei. Photogrash taken 2002