Winners of the World Migratory Bird Day Competition Announced

Bonn, 16 October 2014 - Held under the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2014 campaign theme “Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism”, the WMBD Photo Competition aimed to highlight the potential of sustainable tourism to be a tool for protection of migratory birds and their habitats.

Like migratory birds and tourists, the WMBD Photo Competition was able to cross frontiers and reach many different locations. In total, we received 37 stunning photos of migratory birds taken in 22 different destinations around the world: Bhutan, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Greece, India, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Nepal, Poland, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sudan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.

The winners are:

  • 1st prize: Dancing Egret in the Morning, China – Dan Chen, China
  • 2nd prize: Farmers and the Bee-eater, Tunisia – El Golli Mohamed Omar, Tunisia
  • 3rd prize: East Mediterranean Exotic Specialty, Greece – Nikolai Petkov, Bulgaria
  • 4th prize: The Departure, Thailand – Elis Simpson, United Kingdom.

The winners were chosen by a jury, consisting of representatives from the lead organizations behind the 2014 World Migratory Bird Day campaign, which are also among the Implementing Partners of the Destination Flyways project: CMS, AEWA and UNWTO. The organizers would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors of the prizes, which  ranged from a one week trip to Sharm El-Sheik, a prime location to witness the migration of the White Stork, Egypt, a pair of Zeiss binoculars to a birding tour with Rockjumpers and a discount voucher for a birding tour with Birding Ecotours.

We would like to congratulate all the winners and would like to thank all participants for their interest in and their creative contributions to this competition.

More information on the WMBD photo competition can be found here.


Last updated on 19 November 2014