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

10 reasons for your child to celebrate spring with Spring Alive

Mon, 13/07/2015 - 07:40

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.

Europe and Central Asia Local Empowerment

Swifts. Photo: Shaun Hurrell

Special first moments captured on video when second swift returns from migration

Sat, 23/05/2015 - 15:57

How would you behave when reunited with a loved one after spending 9 months apart (and after spending 9 months without sitting down)?

Worldwide United Kingdom

Make Spring come Alive in your garden or balcony this year!

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 16:01

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

Worldwide Local Empowerment

We want you to Spring Alive for birds this year

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 10:04

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!

Europe and Central Asia Local Empowerment

Spring Alive springs to action for migratory bird conservation

Fri, 05/12/2014 - 08:22

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.

Worldwide Local Empowerment

Manuals for empowering Africa’s citizens to conserve migratory birds

Wed, 24/09/2014 - 10:21

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.

Africa Local Empowerment - Africa

Birds in Europe & children in Africa prepare for migration season with Spring Alive

Mon, 01/09/2014 - 11:29

In Europe, millions of migratory birds are stirring. They are busy feeding to build up their fat reserves (gaining up to 50% more body weight) to fuel the enormous flights to Africa they will face in the next few weeks.

Africa Local Empowerment

Spring Alive 2014 has arrived!

Thu, 06/03/2014 - 15:14

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.

Europe and Central Asia Local Empowerment

Africa welcomes feathered globetrotters!

Fri, 06/09/2013 - 11:35

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.

Africa Botswana Preventing Extinctions - Africa

How African school children got ready to drawing competition

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 09:44

The preparations for the “My Spring” drawing competition.

Africa

Winners of “My Spring” Drawing competition in Africa announced

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 09:15

This are the winners of the 2012 maiden edition of the Spring Alive drawing competition for children in Africa.

Africa

Launch of the 2012 ‘Spring Alive’ Season in Africa

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.

Africa Migratory Birds and Flyways

2012: Record-breaking season for Spring Alive!

Fri, 20/07/2012 - 15:05

With the arrival of summer, the 7th season of the Eurasian Spring Alive programme has been completed, characterised by the breaking of a new record and a technological innovation. The campaign now moves to Africa where from September onwards, participants will celebrate the arrival of spring with bird-watching and other bird-related activities.

Europe and Central Asia Germany Birds in Europe

Spring Alive Launched in Poland

Fri, 15/04/2011 - 15:04

OTOP (BirdLife in Poland), the international coordinator of BirdLife’s Spring Alive campaign, has just launched its national campaign through its ambassador Odeta Moro-Figureska, a well-known Polish TV personality.

Europe and Central Asia

Spring Alive 2011 ready to fly, with some bright and brand new feathers

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 15:35

BirdLife and its Partners have announced the start of Spring Alive 2011: a European-wide project that invites families with young children to communicate their first personal observations of migratory birds arriving near their home.

Europe and Central Asia Poland Migratory Birds and Flyways