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The Beginning

International Migratory Bird Day started in 1993, and is celebrated annually on the second Saturday of May. It is a chance for conservationists, natural resource agencies, families and individuals to celebrate birds and bird migration.

Nebraska Bird Month 

Realizing that not all agencies and organizations would be able to host events on one specific Saturday, the Nebraska organizers decided to create a month-long celebration of birds, bird watching and bird migration. Agencies and organizations are invited to host a bird-related event - large or small - sometime in the month of May to help Nebraskans learn about and appreciate our feathered friends.
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Photo Credit: Kaiti Titherington USFWS

Why Celebrate Birds & 
Bird Migration

Public awareness and concern are crucial components of migratory bird conservation. Citizens who are enthusiastic about birds, informed about threats, and empowered to become involved in addressing those threats, can make a tremendous contribution to maintaining healthy bird populations. Through Nebraska International Migratory Bird Month Events, we will educate, inspire and empower all Nebraskans to conserve and protect our bird populations.

How do I know what
events are going on?

You can search on the website for "events by location" or "events by date."

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I am hosting a bird event in May.
How do I get it on the website?

First, thanks! The goal of this iniatiave is to have lots of groups host events all across the state. Together we can celebrate state-wide without taxing one group. If you have an event to add, please contact Jamie Bachmann,

Northern Prairies Land Trust, jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov.