“The goal of Euro Birdwatch is to raise awareness on bird migration by showing people its wonders and dangers and promote conservation actions needed to save migratory bird species and their habitats”
More than 20,000 participants, more than 5.8 million birds – this is all about Euro Birdwatch 2016.
As you may already knew, on October 1st and 2nd people in Europe and Central Asia gather together to discover the fascinating world of bird migration. People were invited to observe the birds and hear interesting facts about bird migration and threats they face during their journeys.
This year the Euro Birdwatch 2016 included various events, as bird ringing, hiking and environmental education workshops, organized by BirdLife partners throughout Europe and Central Asia.
According to BirdLife International, Euro Birdwatch was first organised in 1993, and since then, more than 1.1 million people have participated in over 36,000 events to count more than 60 million birds as they fly south for the winter.
All gathered data is forwarded via the national centres (in Armenia - ASPB) to the European Centre (this year it was run by Vogelschutz SVS or BirdLife in the Switzerland).
As the previous years, Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds did not stand aside. We had 45 participants with 10,577 birds counted!
On 1st of October we organized a birdwatching trip for children of "Nature lovers" club of Ayntap Village Secondary School №2 at Armash IBA (Important Bird and Biodiversity Area).
Coinciding with Areni Wine Annual Festival, EuroBirdwatch took place at Noravank IBA as well. Moreover, within the framework of the festival our organization presented its 15-years’ experience, as well as its publications and materials.
On 2nd of October, with a kind support of our volunteers and caretakers, EuroBirdwatch took place at Lake Arpi, Lake Sevan and Tashir IBAs.
ASPB wishes to thank our members and our IBA Caretakers for joining and supporting the Euro Birdwatch 2016 in Armenia.
We look forward to achieving new results on Euro Birdwatch 2017!