In 2017 118,445 children took part in Spring Alive initiatives; courtesy of: UzSPB
Young birders across Europe, Central Asia and Africa should prepare to spring into action because ‘Spring Alive’ 2018 has officially sprung.
The initiative, now in its twelfth year, invites children, their families and teachers to record their first sightings of five iconic migratory birds on an interactive, real-time migration map on www.springalive.net: Barn Swallow, White Stork, European Bee-eater, Common Swift and Common Cuckoo.
The theme of Spring Alive 2018 is ‘Preventing Bird Collisions’ with glass surfaces such as windows – a major cause of bird deaths around the world, especially migratory birds. Children will hear inspiring stories of how bird-lovers and builders can work together innovatively to make bird-friendly buildings.
Karolina Kalinowska, International Spring Alive Manager: “In previous year, as many as 118,445 children, and almost 56,000 adults participated in more than 718 Spring Alive events in countries a across Europe, Central Asia and Africa. This year promises to be no different. It is a fantastic way for the whole family to enjoy nature together and introduce children to the world of science – it’s exciting to see a new generation of conservationists is in the making.