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Wenn der Sichler wüsste…

… dass er Daniel Gebauer um 6.24 geweckt hat. Am Karfreitag wohlgemerkt. Nicht etwa durch sein Gezwitscher, sondern per App. Wie das möglich ist? Nun, die App wird gebraucht für das Melden von seltenen Vogelarten. Und an diesem frühen Morgen wurden in Cudrefin (VD) eine Gruppe von 10 Sichler, diesem […]

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Orchid Summer

In 1901 eight orchid collectors entered the Phillipine jungle in search of orchids, but only one returned alive – five of his colleagues vanished without trace, one was burned alive, and one was eaten by a tiger. Our appetite for orchids was insatiable, as vividly recounted by Norman MacDonald in […]

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“Great optics help in low light”

Optics are important part of product development process at Cellular Tracking Technologies. We manufacture wildlife tracking systems, which, electronically speaking, work in a lot of ways like a smartphone. Wildlife researchers and managers attach our products to all kinds of animals and birds, and get the animals’ movement data though cellular, satellite […]

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In the name of the vulture

In March, Adrian Jordi will travel to Israel with his team Birders without Borders. At the birdwatching competition Champions of the Flyway, they will have the opportunity to not only win the champion’s trophy, but more importantly to promote the conservation of Africa’s vultures. And of course to see a […]

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A closer look at nuts

Late November last year, a Spotted Nutcracker turned up in an urban area in the middle of the Netherlands (Wageningen). As it is a rare bird in the Netherlands, not even seen each year, it attracted quite a crowd of admirers. Besides being seldom seen in the Netherlands it is […]

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Advice for young birders

I get asked a lot for recommendations for young birders interested in working with birds. Where should I go to school? What should I study? How do I prepare myself for a career in bird conservation? Most young birders are already on a great track. They involve themselves with local […]

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Natural Majesty

It doesn’t seem to matter what your passion is, different geographic areas always offer new, exciting discoveries & experiences. If you’re a foodie there are amazing new restaurants to experience, and the history buff can always find amazing historic factoids in each new town. As certainly, every region we visit […]

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The Winter Long-eared Owls of Serbia

I am pleased to say that Serbia is finally finding its way into the hearts and minds of birders worldwide. The stigma of the war is finally lifting. The symbol that is rapidly replacing that gruesome history and is now representing Serbia on an international level is a much more […]

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