In support of the Champions of the Flyway bird race.
Join us for a unique and fun mini bird race to help beat the isolation blues away!
Nature can lift our spirits and help us connect with those around us. We may be confined to our homes, but we can still be connected to nature through birds - be it from the window, the balcony or the garden. We are inviting everyone to join our mini bird race from home on Sunday, 5 April, between 7:30- 10:30am.
How it works
The idea is simple: sit by your window, on your balcony or in your garden this Sunday, 5 April from 7.30-10.30am and try to see or hear as many bird species as you can. Note them down and submit your observations to BirdLife Cyprus by 3pm on the day. If you’re feeling creative, you can also take a photo or two and submit these also (yes, there is a prize for that too!).
Spread the word
Use #HomeBirding to spread the word and share your experience on the day on social media!
Who can participate
Anyone living in Cyprus (individuals, couples or families – as long as they are under one household).
Birding with a purpose
The mini bird race is organized in solidarity of the well-known Champions of the Flyway Fundraising Bird Race, which unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every year, Champions of the Flyway is fundraising for bird conservation, mainly for projects tackling the illegal killing of birds migrating along the flyways. This year, Champions of the Flyway is dedicating its campaign to helping our Birdlife Partners in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan to save the Critically Endangered Steppe Eagle. You can help stop the tragic decline in the world's Steppe Eagle population by donating here.