Agile and ready to go,
or just young and stupid? I don’t know
Last year to the second place we came,
but this time the throne of the flyway we claim!
Adults don’t frighten us,
though we still need to take a bus ?
But as you know,
or you don’t
The race is just for fun
and we don’t really run
So without barriers of countries and nations,
we ask for your generous donations!
We are The Little Bastards, and we aim as high as possible in the race! This is the fourth time we’ll compete together and we are as focused and prepared as possible. The group was formed through social networks, as some of us met for the first time in the 2016 race ?
Since then we have been birdwatching all over Israel, all year round. Twitching and just doing some real birdwatching, our rarities list includes some great birds, such as: Wilson’s Storm-Petrel (5th record for Israel), Swinhoe’s Storm-Petrel, Pallas’s Leaf-Warbler, ext. Plus some SELF-FOUND rarities: Blyth’s Pipit (7th record for Israel), Chestnut Shouldered Petronia (5th record for Israel), Little Bunting, Audouin’s Gull, Radde’s Accentor and even a Crimson-winged Finch in the high Caucasus (first ever observation for that area) – and the list goes on!
Our race last year, when we came second, was extremely intense. This year our aim is to finally win first place! But the race itself is just a game – the real goal is raising money for the conservation of birds! This year we will recruit money for the ongoing fight to save the world’s declining population of vultures. In Africa, vulture populations are being devastated. There are numerous poisoning incidents, poaching, and a great loss of habitats.
In Israel, we have already experienced a devastating decline in the vulture populations. We have seen the great Vulture specatacles in Spain and our dream is that the Israeli population will recover and grow again. Now we want to prevent this from happening in Africa too! Join our team and help us protect the vultures of Africa!