Birds tell us Article Feb 2019-final
Birds tell Us: BirdLife Botswana taps into people’s love of birds to protect them and their environment from climate change effect.
According to statistics from the Department of Meteorological Services the extreme heat wave with temperatures climbing above 40 Degrees Celsius which hit the country recently has broken several maximum temperature records. This is a real sign that climate change is happening. Climate change is an existential threat to birds, people and the environment, and addressing this threat requires sustained, targeted action across the country. BirdLife Botswana engages people to participate to accumulate the bird data that could guide or inform decisions on birds and biodiversity conservation through a Bird Population Monitoring Programme. The Bird Population Monitoring Programme is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations trends. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 1 hour in February and November annually from a 2km route.