Things can change. Britain has gone from being a place where people wore dead birds on hats to a place where Springwatch is on the telly and feeding birds is part of the culture. Change can happen today in places where migrant birds are illegally killed in vast numbers, but it is in the hands of the people who live there, through education and enforcing legal protections. What we can do is raise a load of money to fund BPSSS and Biom, BirdLife partners in Serbia and Croatia.
We are delighted to be part of this exciting event, to give migrating birds a chance to reach their destinations safely. We are proud to be Team Living with Birds, supported by leading UK bird-care company Jacobi Jayne, who have helped us get this far. Please donate to the cause – if not to us, to somebody you prefer the look of. But hopefully us. We can make a difference.
P.S. Our mate Nick Acheson was excited to join us on the race but had to drop out. He will be with us in spirit.