Connecting Schools and Birds along the East Atlantic Flyway

On Thursday the 11th of May, MBP’s “Connecting Birds and Schools project” took place, with pupils from across seven schools in Europe and West Africa visiting their local wetlands, and preparing a report on migratory birds. Three of those schools joined Chris Rostron, Head of WLI, on the 11th May to discuss their findings and show the videos that they had prepared. 

Montorre school visited Urdaibai wetland centre, and gave us information on their most important migratory birds, particularly the osprey, and discussed the breeding and monitoring programme that take place. 
The Swedish Fridtjuvberg school from Ödeshög visited Lake Tåkern, and watched birds as well as making observations of the habitat. 
The Dutch school visited the Oostvaardersplassen and saw barnacle geese and swans, and discussed the importance of maintaining good habitat and protecting reserves.

The pupils, their teachers and the staff at the wetland centres were all very excited to take part in the project, and hope to do so again next year. They are also planning to maintain contact with each other and exchange information. 

Urdaibai Bird Center
Spain 43° 22' 39.6156" N, 2° 40' 50.8008" W
Start date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 19:30
End date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 21:30
Urdaibai Bird Center