On October 11, at the Regional Natural History Museum of Plovdiv, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds invited all visitors to dive into the world of one majestic bird - the Imperial Eagle.
The children took part in a workshop for making an Imperial Eagle from origami and coloring a drawing of the species and other migratory birds, specially created by the artist Alexandra Ilieva from Inspire Bulgaria. In the room with birds of prey, an expert from BSPB gave a talk about the Imperial Eagle and other emblematic for the Bulgarian nature species such as the Egyptian and the Griffon Vultures, the Lesser Spotted Eagle and others.
The event was organized by the BSPB with the support of the Regional Natural History Museum of Plovdiv within the framework of the LIFE project "LAND for LIFE" and was part of a number of others organized events on 6 and 7 October on the occasion of the EuroBirdwatch 2019, which included more than 120 people - in Gotse Delchev, Burgas, Kozloduy, Shabla, and Svishtov. The participants watched birds, learned interesting and curious facts about their migration, and participated in various games and workshops for making artificial feeders and nesting boxes. The total number of observed birds in Bulgaria was 30 017 individuals from over 70 species. BSPB was the coordinator of the EuroBirdwatch 2019 in the country.
The EuroBirdwatch is being organized for the 26th consecutive year by BirdLife International every first weekend of October. In 2019, 41 partner organizations (including BSPB) from 41 countries, part of the BirdLife International network in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, organized various events for the general public - bird watching, presentations on endangered species, excursions, round tables and more. Like every year, BirdLife International kept statistics on the number of people who were involved in the various initiatives and on the species and number of birds they observed.