This video is about ‘Tons of birds going over the skies of Rome, Italy.’
Record numbers flock to EuroBirdwatch 2007
Over the past weekend, 41,000 adults and children from over 31 European countries took up EuroBirdwatch 2007, BirdLife’s invitation to observe the fascinating annual phenomenon of bird migration, as birds move south across Europe for the winter.
BirdLife Partners across Europe were involved -from Spain to Azerbaijan; Malta to Sweden- between them putting together a staggering 1,120 events.
And the birds didn’t disappoint: attendees counted two million of them pass overhead. …
Ornithological highlights included the first observation of Eider Somateria mollissima in the Marmara Sea in Turkey and the first White-tailed eagle Haliaeetus albicilla in the Skocjan Bay in Slovenia. …
The most frequently observed species were: Starling Sturnus vulgaris, Black headed Gull Larus ridibundus and Mallard Anas plathyrhynchos.
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