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SPRING ALIVE AND SCHOOLS' BIRDWATCH IN UZBEKISTAN

The quarantine restrictions did not prevent Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds to adequately represent Uzbekistan on the international map of Spring Alive Programme that brings together conservation organizations from more than 40 countries of Europe, Africa and Central Asia.

This Spring Alive season theme was 'How to be a good birdwatcher'. Birdwatching is one of the trendiest hobby of the XXI century and an important tool for collecting data on bird number and distribution by citizens.

Birdwatchers are people of all ages and professions united by love of nature and wildlife. Spring Alive project implemented in our country in March-June this year was aimed at popularizing of birdwatching among Tashkent residents, in particular, families and schoolchildren.

The Schools' Birdwatch started in Tashkent before the quarantine, was the first step towards regular monitoring of urban birds by citizens who support activities of Uzbekistan Society for the Protection of Birds. The implemented project widely promoted urban birdwatching in families and schools as a hobby and as an important tool for citizen science.

The Schools' Birdwatch strategy borrowed from our UK partner is to attract birds to school gardens and houses using feeders. Birds that perceive schools and areas around houses as a source of food become available objects for regular observation, carried out by children with support of their parents and teachers. To help in identifying birds found in Tashkent, 'Schools' Birdwatch' activity pack with drawings and descriptions of 50 most common bird species found in Tashkent was developed and published.

Spring Alive 2020 season highlights in Uzbekistan

Supported by: BirdLife International RSPB Darwin Initiative

© Compiled by Oleg Kashkarov
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Last modified: 05.08.2020