Just over half the wader/shorebird species of the world are migratory, and it is these species that seem to be having the worst of it when it comes to dwindling populations. Breeding and non-breeding areas have long been known and largely protected, but it is only relatively recently that we have come to realise how important stop-over points are for these migrating birds. It is by protecting the areas where they breed, pass the nonbreeding season and all points in between that we can best serve diminishing populations and prevent extinctions.
It is for this reason that Migratory Bird Day is so important, not just for waders but for all migratory birds across the world.
Support this event and help to raise money to prevent the killing of millions of birds each year as they migrate across the globe.