The World Migratory Bird Day was celebrated on 11th May at the Mida Creek.
The theme for this years event was to ‘Protect birds: be the solution to plastic pollution’.
Mida creek was selected as the venue to host the celebrations because of its vastness and the high populations of northern migrants that frequent the creek.
The event was hosted by Nature Kenya and the Mida Creek Conservation and Awareness group, together with Arabuko Sokoke Forest Adjacent Dwellers Association (ASFADA), Gede Community Forest Association, Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Kenya Forest Service and Kenya Wildlife Service.
The program started with a bird watching event in the creek, guided by guides from ASFGA and MCCAG. After regathering, a beach clean up was conducted, which was ended by a huge rain storm. All participants gathered inside for speeches from the hosting members. Once the storm broke, the group gathered to plant mangroves. It was an enjoyable and fun day of teaching and celebrations. Thank you to all.