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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
Meet our nature expert at Birdfair 2018
There is a close connection between our wildlife expert and filmmaker Simon King and the nature. Since many years he relies on ZEISS optics to observe the finest details out in the field as bright and clear as possible. His Dialyt optics have served him well for many many years.
Nowadays he uses our Victory SF and Harpia gear. For Simon, the knowledge about nature creates the conditions for an effective protection of our nature as well as our entire world. Learn more about his wildlife experiences in this story and visit Simon King live at this year's Birdfair.more
Meet our nature expert at Birdfair 2018
The professional naturalist, tv presenter and author Nick Baker never stops exploring the beauty of wildlife. He takes us on a little journey and tells us how to experience special moments outdoors.
He opens his mind and eyes to observe birds or insects in completely new dimensions. All it takes are a pair of binoculars and a great deal of curiosity. Follow Nick and visit him at this year's Birdfair.more
The Data Millionaire
In Germany, the online portal ornitho.de is the database for all bird lovers. Over 30 million reports indicate where a bird has been seen. Ornitho portals are also available in some neighboring countries. On eurobirdportal.org all bird information across Europe converges.
One of the professional drivers behind ornitho.de is Christopher König, a passionate birdwatcher and nowadays a millionaire in data. Find out more about the person behind the platform and how he has managed to turn his hobby into a profession.more
Challenges for observers and optics
For their passion of birdwatching lots of birders all around the world often take on great challenges and bring themselves and also their optical equipment to its limits.
Michaela Sulz gives us exciting insights into "Extreme Birding" and impressively shows that even under harsh conditions, you can rely on premium optics from ZEISS.more