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Octoberfest

Month-long bird festival to get underway

Birds? connecting people with nature?

The second month-long World Bird Festival, organised by BirdLife International, will take place throughout October 2004. The World Bird Festival is the largest ever celebration of birds comprising hundreds of exciting birdwatching and bird-related cultural events around the globe. BirdLife`s first ever World Bird Festival in October 2001 attracted over 300,000 people to more than 1,450 events in 88 countries.

Birds have been a source of inspiration throughout human history. They have had a powerful place in our cultures, as symbols of freedom and wisdom as well as spirituality. World Bird Festival 2004 uses birds to connect people with nature.

Kick-starting BirdLife International`s month-long celebration of birds is WORLD BIRDWATCH, a global event taking place from 2-3 October. And as part of this weekend of birdwatching events, thousands of people from 30 European countries will try to observe the continent`s varied and impressive avian inhabitants during European Birdwatch 2004.

4th July 2014