Millions of migrating birds are leaving Europe towards their wintering sites in Africa. Birds overcome thousands of kilometres and many dangers along their flyways. BirdLife Europe organises a Europe-wide event for people to discover the fascinating world of bird migration.
This year, 40 of the national partners of BirdLife International in Europe invite people to observe and learn about bird migration. GONHS will hold two events to celebrate EuroBirdwatch in Gibraltar: a sea watch from Europa Point during the afternoon of Sunday 1st October (3-6 pm) and our typical activities at the Alameda Gardens, including bird ringing and a bird of prey display, on Saturday 7th October as from 9 am.
The main aim of EuroBirdwatch is to bring people closer to nature by watching birds and observing their migration. All of the results from events are collected and compiled. Last year, EuroBirdwatch involved 37 Partners and almost 30.000 participants, who observed the fascinating migration of seven million birds, including many rare and interesting species.
For further information on European Birdwatch please visit: www.eurobirdwatch.eu
BirdLife International is a global alliance of conservation organizations working in more than 120 countries, which, together, form the leading authority on the status of birds, their habitats and the issues and problems affecting bird life.
Please also see our Events page where you can also find links to these events on our Facebook page.