Launch of the 2012 ‘Spring Alive’ Season in Africa
By Venancia.Ndoo, Wed, 12/09/2012 - 16:37
On 1st of September 2012, (8) African BirdLife International Partners will start their observations of migratory birds returning to spring in Africa. The BirdLife International Africa Partnership Secretariat is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 Spring Alive Season in Africa. Spring Alive is an international project organised by BirdLife International, designed to promote children’s interest in nature and its conservation by highlighting the arrival of spring. The core component of Spring Alive is a mass-participation website that is implemented in all partner countries. Citizens, but specifically children and families, are encouraged to observe and record the arrival of 5 migratory bird species each year: White Stork, Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Common Cuckoo and Eurasian Bee-eater. This year 8 African countries; Botswana, Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zimbabwe will participate in the programme. From September to the end of November 2012, many bird connected activities, engaging children, their families and friends will take place in the participating countries. On www.springalive.net participants will enter their first observations of arrivals of the five selected bird species.” www.springalive.net to register observations, follow Spring Alive species, keep on learning new facts about their favourite bird and enjoy bird related elements and games, e.g. having good time in brand-new “Swift Academy”.