Spring Alive encourages to go out and hang out with nature; source: archives of ASPB
We are proud to announce the launch of Spring Alive 2014. Now nine years old, Spring Alive brings together children, their teachers and families in Europe, Central Asia and Africa to observe and record the arrivals of five species of migrant birds: Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica, White Stork Ciconia ciconia, Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus, Common Swift Apus apus, and European Bee-eater Merops apiaster.
Spring Alive began as a pan-European project to create a real-time online map of the northward and back spread of these spring migrants. Though this remains a core activity, 2014 is set to be a special year for Spring Alive. We would like to encourage you to get more involved in a variety of indoor and outdoor events ranging from birdwatching outings to actions for the conservation of migratory birds. You will find them all on the Spring Alive website, just get ready to go out and act for nature!