Our friends at Mongabay India have created this fantastic video about a little bird called the grey wagtail.
In winter this migratory bird flies from the upper Himalayas to warmer areas, like Valparai in south India. That’s a big journey!
Click below to learn more about this bird and the school kids who celebrate its yearly visits:
Ideas for kids (and their adults):
1. Create a poster!
Is there an animal or plant species that is special or celebrated in your village, town, or city? Like the kids in Valparai, make a poster celebrating your chosen species. Make it awesome, fun, and bright. Ask if you can post it at school or at local business like a cafe. That way, others can celebrate this animal or plant too.
2. Keep a bird list
Find a bird book (or an online field guide) about the birds that visit your local area. Start keeping a bird list – a list of all the birds that you have seen. If you have them, binoculars are a good tool for birdwatching. Birdwatching is a fun, relaxing hobby that gets you outside and connects you with nature.