Over half a million migratory birds including 64 globally-threatened species are now traveling through the Philippines via the East Asian Australasian Flyway (EAAF), one of only 9 flyways in the world where migratory birds travel every year.
These birds visit the Philippines from September to March to escape the cold winter months of the north. But these “vacationing” birds need more than warm weather. Without healthy wetlands full of food, and habitats safe from human disturbance, the birds may have no place to land when they arrive.
Why are migratory birds important?
They provide seed dispersal, pest regulation and other key functions that keep our environment healthy. Wetlands that are unwelcoming to migratory birds are more likely to be just as unhealthy for humans. By focusing on helping these birds, which are easy to spot and fun to watch, we in turn help the habitats we share with them.
Help raise awareness about the state and importance of migratory birds and their habitats, and welcome them by joining any one of these fun activities!
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