Eco-activists from the Volunteer Center “Everyone Can Help” organized a bike ride for children on a nice day off. The main goal was to teach young nature enthusiasts how to observe birds.
Nature tourism is becoming increasingly popular in Transcarpathia, which is an important factor in increasing peoples’ environmental awareness and culture. Birdwatching is one of its most relevant areas.
A new activity appeared in England at the end of the 19th century: watching birds in their natural habitat. As more people became interested in this activity, the term “birdwatching” was first used in 1901.
These days, the phrase “birdwatching,” which refers to a pastime that combines active spending time with ornithology, the study of birds, is understandable even without translation. The finest season to get to know birds is in the spring, when they sing and show their vibrant mating colors.
The activists chose reservoirs near Berehove to get to know the birds. People were able to witness the mating games of great crested grebes, coots, and common moorhens.
The event was held by the ornithologist, Leonid Pokrytyuk, for IDP children as part of the cooperation between the the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies- IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and the Nature Conservation Union of Germany (NABU Bundesverband, NABU International), project coordinators – Ivan Tymofeiev (NABU), Nataliya Kulya (IERS).
Informational Service of IERS