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.
Environment for the Americas first worked with Augusto Silva in Nicaragua to create a mural at the entrance to Volcan Mombacho. The mural was dedicated to the memory of bird conservation educator, Susan Gilchrist.
We are pleased to work with Augusto again in 2023. Born in Bilwi, on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, Augusto Silva is known for his colorful murals depicting various parts of Nicaragua. He holds a degree in plastic arts from the National School of Arts in Managua and a degree in Cultural Sciences from the Universidad Centroamericana. Silva’s work is influenced by the traditional life of the Afro-Caribbean indigenous community and pre-Columbian petroglyphs. His work is inspired largely by the landscape, environment, and people of the Caribbean Sea. Silva depicts elements of nature such as mangroves, estuaries, sea life, and flora and fauna, illustrated in a geometric and colorful style. He currently lives and works in Managua. His work also includes; scientific illustration, mainly of birds and illustration of books for children.