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How to participate

Taking part in Spring Alive is simple and fun
The Spring Alive project is a simple birdwatching survey. All you need to do is register your first sightings of Stork, Swallow, Cuckoo and Swift on-line each year.
Thanks to your observations scientists in BirdLife will be able to analyse the results to track the arrival of spring each year. They will be able to identify the week when most people have seen their first birds. This information will help us to learn more about bird migration to Europe.
How to submit data?
Submission of data is very easy. Go through the following points:
  1. Get to know about the Spring Alive species - Cuckoo, Swallow, Swift and Stork and find out when they appear in your country.
  2. Keep a close eye on your surroundings and when you see or hear one of them for the first time this year, go to the Spring Alive website. Remember! We are only interested in your first sightings!
  3. Then go to the submission form (Section 'Add your sightings') and fill in all the required fields. You should remember where and when you spotted the birds. When you have completed all the required fields, then send the form to us by clicking "SUBMIT"
  4. Then check the maps to see if your first observation pushed Spring forward!
  5. Tell your friends so that they can help us as well.
Make your Spring Alive observations around your home, your school or out on a Sunday Walk.
In order to get the information when the Spring Alive species appear in your country go to the section "Take a closer look at the species'.
When you see or hear the bird, all you need to do is remember the date and the region where you saw it. You don't have to remember the number of birds you saw or the exact place.
You can look for Spring Alive observations around your neighbourhood, your school or when out in the country with your family.
Then you can add the information about your observation on our website. This will be added to all the other sightings to help us create maps to chart the progress of spring.

Spring Alive 2019 is supported by

HC Group