Euro Birdwatch 2015

On 3 and 4 October, 2015, tens of thousands of eyes all over Europe (and even beyond) will turn to the sky to witness the spectacle of bird migration at BirdLife Europe’s annual Euro Birdwatch.

In 2014, 38 countries from Europe and Central Asia took part in Euro Birdwatch, organising 1,184 events, with more than 33,000 people turning out to watch and help count the birds. The numbers, when it comes to the birds, are even more staggering: almost 7.5 million birds were counted last year, the highest in the history of the event.

The numbers are collated by the country’s national BirdLife partner and then passed on to the European centre, which this year is the Netherlands’, Vogelbescherming Nederland. This organisation will publish preliminary results on the evening of 4 October and a full report later on.

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Birdwatchers in Leeuwarder Bos, Friesland in The Netherlands. Euro Birdwatch is an event for scientists and casual birders alike. Photo: Wietze Landman