The theme for this World Migratory Hen Day is Sing, Fly, Soar – Like a chook!
On the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, we help pure websites around the globe of their conservation efforts, which in flip helps animals in sustaining their pure behaviors in wholesome habitats.
Hen tune is just not solely gratifying to hearken to, however scientists and web site managers can use it to guage the well being of a forest. In 2020, a examine was printed by the Space de Conservación Guanacaste (Costa Rica), the place bioacoustics had been used as an indicator for biodiversity. The outcomes present that the older the forest, the noisier it’s, as a result of an elevated variety of birds. Older and more healthy forests are extra various, and higher environments for the species they help.
Conservation additionally includes safeguarding websites which can be necessary stopovers for migratory birds. You possibly can be taught extra concerning the habits of migratory birds and see a video exhibiting them go to key World Heritage websites alongside the Banc d’Arguin Nationwide Park (Mauritania), Djoudj Nationwide Hen Sanctuary (Senegal) and Wadden Sea (Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands).
And for the easy pleasure of listening to birdsong, you possibly can benefit from the tune of the Musician Wren of the Central Amazon Conservation Advanced (Brazil) or the Malabar Whistling Thrush of the Western Ghats (India).
For different methods to take part in World Migratory Hen Day, see beneath:
- For the primary time, a World Migratory Hen Day Digital Choir is being organized by the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership and the Bowerbird Collective, inviting folks around the globe to file themselves singing “like a chook” alongside a newly created tune (with no lyrics so anybody can get entangled).
- Hundreds of birdwatchers might be recording their chook sightings alongside all the most important flyways of the world by becoming a member of World Massive Day on 8 Could. This high-profile world citizen science occasion, powered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, brings the world’s birders collectively to file sightings by way of the eBird app, and assist set a brand new world file for the best variety of birds recorded on a single day.