EuroBirdwatch takes place every year on the first weekend in October. The wide variety of events organised across Europe include birdwatching excursions, special birdwatching events on organic farms, contests for children to identify birds by their song, bird fairs, trips to watch birds in national parks and many more activities.
The goals of EuroBirdwatch are to raise awareness of issues on bird migration and promotes efforts to save threatened bird species and their habitats. EuroBirdwatch primarily aims to encourage as many people as possible to go birdwatching over one weekend and to record sightings of as many bird species as possible. Secondly, it provides a great opportunity for bird lovers to meet and practice birdwatching.
In 2011, the Central-Asian countries joined in EuroBirdwatch which made it the largest ever EuroBirdwatch. 37 European and Central Asian countries participated, organising a grand total of 2,200 different events. Almost five million birds of different species were counted. Starling, Little Bunting and Crane were the top three species.
How to participate: book your time for the weekend 6-7 October. Find your national EuroBirdwatch coordinator – the BirdLife Partner in your country. Choose the event and enjoy birdwatching! To find a BirdLife Partner in your country go to: BirdLife Partners
If you are a BirdLife Partner and you want to take part in EuroBirdwatch 2012: find information for registration and organisation by clicking here.