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I'm not sure if it's an anime, or just an anime-styled cartoon. The main character seems to be somewhere around 14 y.o. He had short, curly blonde hair and blue eyes.
In the first episode, he receives a map from his father(?) that has 7 gems/diamonds marked on it, and he has to find them.
I think his uncle comes with him, and then they're in a forest. i think they got biten by,...something,and they couldn't move.But then a dark green-haired girl in a dark red dress with darker skin comes and helpes them.
She later joins they're quest, aaaaand that's about it.
Also, later on, i remember they become friends with a big yellow bird that helps them. They also end up in some sort of desert before they meet that bird.

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I believe this is Deltora Quest

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The evil Shadow Lord has taken control of the kingdom of Deltora and has driven the land and its people into misfortune and suffering. Lief, the son of a blacksmith, has just turned sixteen and is entrusted, along with his two companions Bard and Jasmine, with an important mission: to retrieve the stolen seven magical stones that once reunited within the Belt of Deltora, will bring power to the true heir of Deltora and give him the power to free the kingdom from the tyranny of the Shadow Lord. There is just one problem; the seven stones have been scattered all across Deltora and currently reside in the hands of seven wicked men who are not easily willing to give them up.

The series is an anime adaptation of a fantasy novel series written by Emily Rodda (real name Jennifer June Rowe) who is an Australian as such this isn't your traditional "Japanese Light Novel turned Anime". i am unsure if the books were ever translated into Japanese but on Jennifer's Wikia Page in regards to the Anime Adaptions she said she

chose this option because she and her kids "love" Japanese anime and because she wanted any adaptation of Deltora to be "cool".

Proofs

The main character seems to be somewhere around 14 y.o. He had short, curly blonde hair and blue eyes.

As you can see in the image Lief matches this description

In the first episode, he receives a map from his father(?) that has 7 gems/diamonds marked on it, and he has to find them.

the first episode if i recall correctly goes though how the Shadow Lord took over the Kingdom of Deltora then it fast forwards to the present day where Lief is asked by his blacksmith father to locate the stones that belong on the Belt of Deltora which were separated during the Shadow Lord's invasion. Lief's father has repaired the belt that the locations of each stone is guarded by a servant of the Shadow Lord

I think his uncle comes with him, and then they're in a forest. i think they got biten by,...something,and they couldn't move.But then a dark green-haired girl in a dark red dress with darker skin comes and helpes them.

this happens i think in the second episode. Lief and Barda go to a forest where the first gem is located and they are attacked by creatures which paralyze them. while paralyzed Jasmine finds them and initially steals their belongings until later she has a vision of her mother saying she should help them on their quest where she then saves them, leads them the stone and it's guardian and continues to travel with them

as you can see from the image Lasmine matches the description of the girl you describe

Also, later on, i remember they become friends with a big yellow bird that helps them.

i belive this is Prim

Prim

Prim is a Kin who were driven from their home by gnomes who started using poisoned arrows, the poison coming from one of the Gem Guardians. bellow is an image of other Kin.

Kin

the trio befriend Prim and the other Kin and together they end up getting the gem (and as the Guardian is killed the Gnomes's supply of poison is stopped)

They also end up in some sort of desert before they meet that bird.

before meeting Prim the trio did go to the Shifting Sands where one of the Gem's were located. after getting this Gem their next gem they go to get is on Dread Mountain which is where the Kin used to live before the Gnomes drove them off

Contradictions

I think his uncle comes with him

Barda isn't Lief's uncle but a Knight from the castle who was defeated during the invasion and he is a friend of Lief's father because

Lief's father is actually the former King and when the King was a prince his caretaker was Barda's mother or grandmother

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Also, later on, i remember they become friends with a big yellow bird that helps them.

as i said the Kin i am thinking of aren't birds, at least i don't believe so. they aren't described to be birds, just intelligent flying creatures

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    FYI his name is "Barda". And oh man, the Deltora books were so good. Had two series after the main story too ("Shadowlands" and "Dragons of Deltora") such an awesome story. – WorseDoughnut Apr 15 '16 at 12:50
  • @WorseDoughnut fixed and i didn't know there was more books. i enjoyed the anime and was thinking of getting the books. now i know there is more story beyond it – Memor-X Apr 15 '16 at 12:53
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    Yeah, the second and third series were a lot shorter than the original series (each was only about 3 or 4 books), but IMO the writing got better (or at least stayed as good as the originals) so they're definitely worth the read. I'm gonna go dig out and read my old copies now; it's all your fault if I get nothing done today. – WorseDoughnut Apr 15 '16 at 13:17
  • saw this one in the chat, was to slow in coming home. Oh, well, next time. – SPArchaeologist Apr 15 '16 at 18:20
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    That is so not how I imagined Lief or Jasmine. Barda pretty much though. – Adamant Apr 15 '16 at 19:10

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