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Birds Alive competition

“Birds Alive” by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon - SPNL

1. Introduction

This year Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon – SPNL, the BirdLife partner in Lebanon, and under the Spring Alive campaign, decided to launch an educational competition “Birds Alive” for children between 7 and 13 years old.

The competition consists of 8 weekly multidisciplinary challenges related to birds and bird migration that children can do for the well-being of our nature. Moreover, some interesting facts about birds additionally to a small quiz are shared weekly in order to deliver awareness and education through entreating and interactive approaches.

The challenges, facts, and quizzes are posted on SPNL’s social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram)

Please note that due to the coronavirus outbreak and the current critical situation, all the challenges are tailored to be executed at home, where children will have the chance to make the best out of this lockdown through enjoying some challenging educational activities and share the results in order to be among the first 3 winners of Birds Alive competition.


Birds Alive themes and content

The challenges, facts, and quizzes during Birds Alive Competition are covering the following themes:

Birds diversity
Difference between migratory and resident birds
Type of flights (Flapping and soaring)
Bird migration and its importance
Common species of birds observed in Lebanon (Resident and migratory)
Birds observation
Birds migration threats


Links to some of Bird Alive’s challenges and results

















Birds Alive prizes

1. A copy of our developed board game “Risky Flyway” where you can dive into the bird migration world while facing all the threats and avoiding them.

2. Colored and unique animal pins for your backpacks  

3. Interesting coloring books

5. SPNL’s special notebooks

4. Some stories (depending on the winner’s age)

5. An invitation for a guided visit to our Homat Al Hima International Center – HHIC, so you can enjoy a special tour in SPNL’s butterfly garden and plant nursery or to Mount Lebanon Hima Center- MLHC where you can enjoy the bird aviary and hiking trail. (when the situation gets better)


Birds alive and WMBD

Being an educational competition about birds and bird migration, Birds Alive will be celebrating the world bird migration day through the shared facts, quizzes and challenges in order to make children feel more close to nature in this lockdown situation.

Please note that the fifth week of this competition will be directly about the WMBD.

Abdul Aziz street
Hamra, Beirut 33° 53' 47.7528" N, 35° 29' 2.1732" E
Start date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 16:00
End date: 
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 18:00
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