Top 5 Documentaries to watch on World Migratory Bird Day

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World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is a dedicated day to raise awareness of the need for international cooperation to conserve the several species of migratory birds.

Celebrated on second Saturdays of May and October, this day reminds us to step up our actions to safeguard migratory birds and their habitats as several bird species are in decline.

The following list compiles five of the best birds-related documentaries and offers a brief glimpse into what makes them so fascinating:

The Crimson Wing

Using HD photography, this lyrical documentary illuminates the mysterious lives of flamingos.

Emptying the skies

This touching documentary exposes the out-of-control poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe.

Dancing with the Birds

Directed by Huw Cordey and narrated by Stephen Fry, the 2019 documentary film revolves around exotic birds doing mating rituals.


Disneynature’s feature film “Penguins” is about an Adélie penguin who joins thousands of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to search a life partner and start a family.

Winged Migration

Presenting a majestic portrait of bird migration, the documentary has been filmed on all seven continents over 4 years. The movie concentrates on enormous challenges birds have to face while making their migration.