If for the most people April 1st is associated with Fools’ Day, all bird lovers and ornithologists in Armenia celebrate this day as the International Bird Day.
Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds, without breaking the old tradition established through many years, organized an event in the LOFT Self-Development Center, which included the celebration of International Bird Day, launch of “Spring Alive’’ program and, besides that, announcement of the results of Winter Monitoring Campaign along with its award ceremony.
The event was opened with greeting and complementary words, and was then followed by a brief presentation which featured ASPB's key achievements of the last 2 years, current activities as well as future programs in bird conservation.
The results of Winter Monitoring Campaign were summarized, and the participants were awarded with encouraging prizes. All attendees were excited to continue their commitment to this entertaining program.
It should be mentioned that the most important and, perhaps, the main part of the event was the launch of “Spring Alive’’ Program. All bird lovers were called to join the observations of migratory birds and to submit their observations on the “Spring Alive” official web-site.
Within the framework of “Spring Alive’’, guests voluntarily joined a quiz which is available on the program web-site. Participants with best records were awarded with special prizes.
The event was closed with words of appreciation and a call for more active participation. In the end participants were taken to the “sweetest’’ part of the event – direct exchange of thoughts and the Spring Alive Cake Cutting ceremony. Bird lovers shared their impressions and opinions, exchanged contacts with new friends and promised to keep their dedication to conserving birds.
Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds thanks all participants of the event, the staff of theLOFT Self-Development Center and calls for all non-attended bird lovers, regardless of age and profession, to join the “Spring Alive” program and submit their observations on the web-site.