The molecular birdwatcher from birds’ paradise

Liviu Parau is a passionate birder and this is impressively reflected in his professional career as a molecular ornithologist. In his research, he deals with special behaviors of different bird species and their origin.

The Romanian scientist has discovered fascinating insights, such as the willingness for cooperation of some bird species by supporting other breeding pairs or new knowledge about population genetics.

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International Bird observatory Conference in Eilat

This March, several special events took place in Eilat at the same time – the International Bird Observatories Conference along with the annual Spring Migration Festival, the Champions of the Flyway and the Arts and Nature community event. Through all these events, people were enabled to see birds and their habitats in a very direct and clear way.

A wonderful time with many positive outputs – for example, the Champions of the Flyway raised a record sum for one Birdlife partner, over 75,000$ for conservation of Vultures in Kenya. Never before so many birders came to watch the wonder of migration in Eilat and at the same time supported the efforts to keep it safe.

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ZEISS Sponsors Grand Prize for the 2019 Kruger Bird and Wildlife Challenge

At the Kruger Bird and Wildlife Challenge 2019 eight teams with nine members of birders and bird protectors started in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. The funds raised from the event aimed to preserve the White-winged Flufftail, an endangered bird.

As a special highlight offered to the participants there was an encounter with the very rarely observed Golden Pipit. In total, over 300 species of birds as well as over 50 mammal species were observed. Learn more about the exciting competition and the winning team.

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At the filling station of migrating birds

Marco Sommerfeld has been working for the Carl Zeiss bird station in Hamburg for over 10 years. Always in a good mood, he combines natural science expertise with tireless dedication to the protection of native bird species in an extraordinary way.

Marco has made his passion for the natural and bird world a profession and shares his knowledge at any time with interested visitors in the Wedeler march. In her current article, Michaela Sulz tells us more about his personality and commitment.

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New Jersey Audubon

The nature conservation organization New Jersey Audubon pursues the goal of early awakening the fascination for the uniqueness of nature through special offers for children. It thus makes a valuable educational contribution to the environmental and nature conservation of the future.

In her recent Nature Blog article, Michaela Sulz introduces the Young Birders Club of the New Jersey Audubon. Michaela shows us impressively how the organization inspires many children year after year for their native flora and fauna by diverse and interesting educational offers.

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Things to know about bird migration

At the birding hot spots one observes several thousands of the globally roughly 50 billion migrating birds in fall. If they travel a short or a long distance is determined by the genes of each bird species.

Often the migrating birds fly in energy saving groups, sometimes not only with the own species. Our blog article discusses facts about bird migration and takes part in the adventure from the perspective of a young birder in Hamburg.

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Nature saved me

In the birding scene he is internationally well-known as he hosts one of the globally most popular events: The Champions of the Flyway event in Israel. Noam Weiss is director of the International Birding and Research Center, the Bird's Sanctuary in Eilat.

Nature has supported Noam in his life significantly, that is why he protects it with tremendous dedication. This article isn't just about Eilat as important spot for migratory birds between Europe, Asia and Africa. It also gives you some privat insights.

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It’s not all about Birding!

Alderney is the northernmost of the Channel Islands and belongs to the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It´s a very important place for migrating birds with an extraordinary long migration season. That’s why Alderney is perfect for long-term monitoring of bird populations and migration.

The Alderney bird observatory was established in March 2016 and is one of the most fascinating places in Britain for observing migratory birds as well as nesting seabirds. Learn more about this beautiful little Island, the tremendous potential for Birding and the people working there.

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