World Migratory bird Day 2022 Artist: Omar Custodio Azabache

Central to World Migratory Bird Day is the artwork that reflects our annual conservation theme. Each year, artists from around the world submit their work to be carefully considered by a panel of reviewers, and one artist is selected. Omar Custodio Azabache was chosen to create the art for this year’s campaign. Omar holds a degree in Biology from Pedro Ruiz Gallo National University in Peru. He has experience in taxonomy and conservation biology with a strong emphasis on ornithology. Omar has been a research associate with the Center of Ornithology and Biodiversity (CORBIDI) since 2012. He also leads an urban bird ecology project called Aves Urbanas de Lima, which reconnects people with nature through birds, and is the co-founder of Playeras del Per , which works to protect shorebirds and their habitats throughout the country. Omar has worked as a scientific illustrator for nearly a decade and has been featured in magazines, books, field guides, and other publications. See more of Omar’s art on his Instagram, @omarcustodioart.