Spring Alive is an international project to encourage children’s interest in nature and the conservation of migratory birds and to get them to take action for birds and other wildlife as well as to participate in events organized by BirdLife Partners.
Children from Europe, Central Asia and Africa create a real-time map of the incredible journeys some birds take every year by posting their first sightings of Barn Swallow, White Stork, Common Cuckoo, Common Swift, and European Bee-eater on the www.springalive.net website. Spring Alive brings together children, their teachers and families to record their first sightings of these migratory birds. By posting their records on the Spring Alive website, they help create a real-time map of the gradual arrival of spring, displayed as patches of pale orange on the Spring Alive map. In time, as more sightings flood in, the colour spreads and deepens, until all the countries where these birds breed are a rich, glowing red. The children all over the world creates a map together. Every year Doğa participates in Spring Alive project with children in Turkey, celebrating the arrival of birds and spring.