Impressions from "Champions of the Flyway" 2016

Breathtaking landsapes built the setup for this year’s “Champions of the Flyway” event.


Numerous participants, split up into 16 teams, had the task to find and identify as many birds as possible. Only birds seen and identified by three team members were counted.

Always present – the ZEISS products for birding and nature observation.

With 174 found and identified bird species, the Finnish team “Arctic Redpolls” won this year’s “Champions of the Flyway” race.


The brand-new Conquest Gavia was tested in Israeli desert near Eilat.

Numerous seldom species were found and identified during the race.