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Teaching resources aim to help European pupils to...

Fri, 30/09/2016
Six European nature conservation organisations have come together with the University of Gdańsk to provide school teachers with the innovative teaching resources and training needed to develop young children’s environmental awareness.
Barn Swallow, by Vanesa Bezlaj, aged 15, from Slovenia was the winner of Spring Alive's drawing competition

Dear Africa, they’re in your hands now

Thu, 08/09/2016
Dear friends in Africa, We’ve done our best. Now they’re all in your hands. Please look after our migratory birds. Thank you, Europe.
School children in Hungary learn all about House Martins and bird migration after watching them nest with Spring Alive. Photo © Liz Dale, flickr

School's out(side) for Spring!

Thu, 30/06/2016
School children in Hungary learn all about House Martins and bird migration after watching them nest with Spring Alive
One of the most familiar and popular birds, Barn Swallows © Spring Alive

Spring Alive for Swallows this spring!

Wed, 24/02/2016
One of the most familiar and popular birds in the world is declining. Rather than being sad, let's celebrate the swallows of our neighbourhood because they give a great start for young people to care about conservation.
Zambian children in a Spring Alive event. Photo: Victor Siingwa

A little story from spring alive

Wed, 09/12/2015
Every once in a while, you come across a little story that makes you smile, makes you breathe a sigh of hope. A small act that could be easily missed, but which represents something a lot bigger. This story is one of those stories.
Spring Alive event in Cameroon. Photo: CBCS

Africa, it’s your turn – migratory birds need you!

Thu, 03/09/2015

Make your garden, balcony or school bird-friendly with Spring Alive

10 reasons to get your children out to a Spring Alive event. Photo: Kamila Nienałtowska

10 reasons for your child to celebrate spring...

Mon, 13/07/2015
It is Spring Alive’s anniversary, so we celebrate 10 big years of this amazing movement by giving 10 big reasons to celebrate the arrival of spring with migratory birds.
Swifts. Photo: Shaun Hurrell

Special first moments captured on video when...

Sat, 23/05/2015
How would you behave when reunited with a loved one after spending 9 months apart (and after spending 9 months without sitting down)?

Make Spring come Alive in your garden or balcony...

Mon, 20/04/2015
Follow our advice and make simple changes to make your garden, balcony, or school bird-friendly with Spring Alive this year.

We want you to Spring Alive for birds this year

Thu, 05/02/2015
Soon, migratory birds will be arriving in Europe and Asia from their wintering grounds in Africa. Nature is getting ready for their arrival; are you? Make your garden or balcony bird-friendly with Spring Alive!

Spring Alive springs to action for migratory bird...

Fri, 05/12/2014
As migratory birds are settling in for winter in Africa, we reflect back on another successful season of Spring Alive, which celebrates their journey and acts for their conservation along the African-Eurasian flyway.

Manuals for empowering Africa’s citizens to...

Wed, 24/09/2014
The BirdLife Africa Secretariat in conjunction with BirdLife Poland recently adapted and launched an African teacher’s manuals for Grades 1-3 and 4-6. The teacher’s manuals cover topics such as bird identification, bird behavior, the concept of migration and the challenges birds face along the routes. The manuals also provide interactive and interesting games for the children.

Birds in Europe & children in Africa prepare...

Mon, 01/09/2014

In Europe, millions of migratory birds are stirring.

Spring Alive 2014 has arrived!

Thu, 06/03/2014
BirdLife and its Partners in 50 countries are proud to announce the launch of Spring Alive 2014. Now nine years old, Spring Alive brings together children, their teachers and families in Europe, Central Asia and Africa to observe and record the arrivals of five species of migrant birds.

Africa welcomes feathered globetrotters!

Fri, 06/09/2013
This year, the residents of as many as eleven African countries will watch the sky in Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, RSA, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zimbabwe and, for the first time, in Kenya, Zambia and Rwanda.

How African school children got ready to drawing...

Fri, 21/12/2012
The preparations for the “My Spring” drawing competition.

Winners of “My Spring” Drawing competition in...

Fri, 21/12/2012
This are the winners of the 2012 maiden edition of the Spring Alive drawing competition for children in Africa.

Launch of the 2012 ‘Spring Alive’ Season in Africa

Wed, 12/09/2012

On 1st of September 2012, (8) African BirdLife International Partners will star