We held the second annual Migratory Bird Festival in San Vicente de Chucurí, department of Santander, with numerous activities such as workshops, talks, ecological walks, and observation outings.
WARM WELCOME TO MIGRATORY BIRDS!
In order for the community to learn more about Migratory Birds and what actions to implement to protect them, academic, cultural, and recreational activities were developed and aimed at raising awareness of the importance and threats of these feathered travelers. In addition, Likewise, the main birds that arrive in Colombia and how we can contribute to their protection were announced.
The closing of the festival, which took place on October 9, coincided with the celebration of the second-largest birding day of the year, October Big Day, for which several people, including children, adolescents, and adults, visited the Reinita Cielo Azul ProAves Reserve and registered 100 species of birds between endemic and migratory, which were registered in the eBird platform.
Through these environmental education initiatives, inclusive processes emerge, where the community recognizes, participates, and appropriates each of the strategies that promote the conservation of this particular biological group.
PROAVES RESERVES, A SAFE DESTINATION FOR MIGRATORY BIRDS
The Natural Reserves of the Fundación ProAves form a safe haven for extreme international feathered travelers. Every year hundreds of bird species visit us in search of food and warm territories during their non-breeding season. They are essential for ecosystems and their conservation. For this reason, ProAves has carrying out the Migratory Birds program for more than 15 years, with the aim of evaluating the status of species and collecting valuable information regarding changes and trends in their populations.
The program seeks to build a strategic network for bird monitoring, understand and effectively conserve these species and their habitats in Colombia, as well as increase the national capacity to carry out studies and conservation actions. In addition, the program seeks to grow awareness about migratory birds and their habitats.
This event was made possible thanks to the support and collaboration of people and institutions that are committed to the conservation of our country’s biodiversity. Thanks to all those involved!