Spot the birds
2020 was an uncommon year with several unforeseen occasions happening past our control, however something that did not alter was the magnificent sensations of countless birds requiring to the skies to move in between their summer season and also wintering premises. As migratory birds are often identified in quarries, it was an all-natural action for HeidelbergCement to integrate migratory birds right into their 2020 biodiversity activities. By starting a worldwide quarry bird study, HeidelbergCement laid out to acquire a much better understanding of which varieties can be observed in quarries and also to develop an understanding of their visibility. Supported by Bird Life International, the study was carried out as a person scientific research effort where team tape-recorded their bird monitorings on provided local check sheets.
Coinciding with the Global Migratory Bird Days, the “Bird Race” was released virtually in the center of the international lockdown. While sticking to nationwide lockdowns and also various other country-specific laws, HeidelbergCement team were motivated to participate anywhere they were– quarry or office. Nine nations throughout 3 geographical areas; Northern America, Europe and also Asia-Pacific took part, videotaping near to 200 various bird varieties of which nearly a 3rd were migratory varieties and also greater than 20 various kinds of predators.
Prizes in the type of sets of field glasses were granted to passionate factors that took care of to videotape one of the most monitorings and also the rarest bird which ended up being the prone European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur), a migratory varieties identified in a Romanian quarry. Understanding that this was an enjoyable task to obtain workers associated with biodiversity studies, the outcomes have actually currently revealed there to be a selection of birds that favour a variety of environments supplied by quarries. These searchings for would certainly require more surveillance, and also based upon the assistance of its team, HeidelbergCement wish to proceed the “Bird Race” as a yearly occasion of which we as Bird Life will proactively sustain.