It’s Global Bird Weekend on the 13th, 14th and 15th October!
BirdLife International are joining forces with Global Birding and eBird for Global Bird Weekend – it an annual celebration of birds.
This is a wonderful opportunity to find out about global highways for birds – migration routes called flyways take billions of birds across deserts, mountains and oceans as they migrate.
There are these flyways:
- African-Eurasian flyways links Africa, Europe and Asia
- The Central Asia flyway is used by over 600 migratory bird species
- The East Asian-Australiasian Flyway crosses 37 countries, from Alaska to Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand
- The Americas Flyway has three migratory routes crossing 35 countries, from Southern Argentina to the Arctic Circle in the North
That’s a lot of flapping!
So take a moment this weekend to wonder: where are the birds you see in the sky flying? Why are they heading in that direction? BirdLife have a map to help you see where your flyway goes!
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And this is a great chance to help birds all over the world by being a citizen scientist and collect vital data about the birds around you. However many birds you count, from your garden to a nature reserve, this is a great chance to get involved. Report your sightings and what you hear on eBird – help scientists acquire a better insight into global bird populations.
“Flock together so birds can soar together.”