Working for birds in Africa

Many voices, one song: children across Africa sing for migratory birds

Date posted: 
Friday, May 11, 2018

In honour of World Migratory Bird Day, school children from across the African-Eurasian flyway perform songs they have written.

Zire Sbekha School in Mauritaina has no electricity, but the community is very active in conservation

@ BirdLife International

This year, to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, we wanted to do something really special. So we asked schools and BirdLife Partners across the African continent to send in videos of them singing songs about the wonders of bird migration. The results blew us away. The videos were amazing – and all but one were written by the children themselves, driving home the passion and devotion the young generation feels towards conserving their natural world. 

In the videos, children from seven different countries sing seven very different songs, in very different styles. Three are in French, and four in local languages. Some are subtle and contemplative, some wow us with masterfully coordinated dance routines.

Do please have a look at the videos the children have made here, they are fantastic!

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