The annual International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) conservation theme is an important part of the program, providing you with specific messages and information about birds and their conservation. This theme is selected by a team of biologists and educators, with input from the general public and IMBD host organizations.
Loss and degradation of habitat are primary threats to bird populations. The 2015 IMBD theme, Restore Habitat, Restore Birds, considers threats, such as urbanization and climate change, and suggests ways to get involved in habitat restoration projects at home, in communities, and further afield. Each habitat illustrated on the 2015 poster provides a colorful view of a few of the places migratory birds seek for nesting, wintering, or as stopover sites during migration.