Inviting bird lovers, families and the curious outside
Every year spring and in autumn, when birds migrate from and to Africa, BirdLife Partners in Europe and Central Asia organise birdwatch events and activities in the frame of BirdLife's project Spring Alive and EurobirWatch.
Certain annual birdwatching events are getting very famous, attracting not only bird lovers but also more and more tourists. It is for isntance the case for the Sagres Bird festival taking place every year during the first weekend of October, when the birds cross the Gibraltar Detroit, passing above Algarve (South Portugal). The combination of numerous rare migratory bird species, sun, boat trips and good atmosphere makes this festival a success, appreciated not only by experts but also by lambda tourists.
Other birdwatching events, bird festivals or bird fairs are organised across Europe and Central Asia all along the year. Events don’t need to be spectacular or about extraordinary birds to attract people: among the most famous activities our members organise to raise people interest in birds, garden birdwatching, that consists in recognizing, counting and reporting birds seen in people’s garden is a very appreciated one.
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