NEWS AND EVENTS
|“World Migratory Bird Day 2011” in Mongolia
| Migratory birds pass through many countries, lands, and continents, and as a result, they
are privileged animals that get to travel through countries without visas. Therefore, the conservation of migratory
birds cannot be achieved by just one country, but by a collaboration of many
World Migratory Bird Day has been celebrated on the second weekend of every May since
2006. During this weekend, people from all over the world unite under one theme
to celebrate migratory birds. The theme of this year is “Land use changes from
a bird’s eye-view”. Out of the 487 species of birds that inhabit Mongolia, 391
species are migratory as Mongolia is located at the intersection of world’s
major migratory routes. Therefore, like all the other countries in the world,
we celebrate this day to research, conserve, and advertise migratory birds.
Ornithological Laboratory, School of Biology and Biotechnology,
National University of Mongolia
National University of Mongolia’s
Objective: To celebrate “World
Migratory Bird Day” in Mongolia
Scope: Open to all interested people
When: 14thMay, 2011
Where: Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia
Registration: Please register by
May 6th by sending your name, work place/school name and contact
information to email@example.com.
When: 14 May 2011
Where: National University of Mongolia, 1stbuilding, room number 320 and “UB-Pond” Bird watching spot (West of Ulaanbaatar around 20 km).
Welcome speech by Dr. S.Gombobaatar /President of the Mongolian
Ornithological Society, Head of Ornithological Laboratory, National University of
birds of Mongolia and their conservation”
Dr. S.Gombobaatar /President of the Mongolian Ornithological Society,Head of Ornithological Laboratory, National University of Mongolia/.
09:30 “Bird watching and its importance” Mr. Ch.Uuganbayar /Head of the Biology Department, Agriculture State University of Mongolia/.
film for World Migratory Bird Day – “Winged Migration” by Jacques Perrin
of participants attending Bird watching event and drive to“UB –Pond” (from front of 1st building of NUM).
Bird watching event
11:10 Prepare for bird watching event, distribute binoculars
and telescopes. After we arrive at UB-Pond, we will divide the participants into 3
watching /Session 1/
13:00 Short introduction
on bird identification and bird watching /P.Amartuvshin and
13:30 Lunch. (Participants
must bring their own lunch)
watching /Session 2/
16:00 A competition to see who can correctly and quickly
identify the most birds will be held between teams and participants. (Prize and
17:20 Back to Ulaanbaatar.
18:30 Arrival at NUM’s 1st building will be the
closing of the event.
World Migratory Bird Day -2011
The Mongolian Ornithological Society, Ornithological laboratory of the National University of Mongolia, Ecology and Erdem Club, State Agriculture University hosted the World
Migratory Bird Day -2011 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on14 May 2011.
A total of 30 participants took in a part of the event and had wonderful lectures on “Migratory birds of Mongolia Dr. S.Gombobaatar, President of the Mongolian Ornithological Society, Head of Ornithological Laboratory, National University
of Mongolia, and and their conservation” by Dr “Bird watching and its importance” by Mr. Ch.Uuganbayar, Head of the Biology Department, Agriculture
State University of Mongolia.
During the event, the participants had the competition for field identification of birds near Ulaanbaatar pond. Two winners of the
competition got the gifts (field guide book, souvenirs etc) of the Mongolian Ornithological Society.
All participants enjoyed the documentary film, “Winged Migration” during the lectures.
World Migratory Bird Day-2011 in Mongolia
Special lectures for the event by Dr. S.Gombobaatar at the National University Conference hall
Participants observed and counted migratory bird day near pond for 4 hours and
Bird identification competition during the bird watching