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Falsterbo Bird Show

31st August– 2rd September 2018



From the presentation programme 2018: A new era for bird conservation in Europe

Some of the most threatened iconic birds in Europe have been highlighted in a project sponsored by the EU. With Birdlife International as co-ordinator, 13 working partners from the whole of Europe have been working on increasing knowledge of and improving protection for 16 bird species in the EU. Nine new action plans have resulted from the project and Birdlife Sverige has been an active part of these action plans. Hopefully the future is now bri...

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From the presentation programme 2018: Birdwatching in the Valencia region

The area around Valencia is one of the most diverse bird areas in Europe. Plains, mountains, highland forests, Mediterranean desert, salt flats, wetlands and coast are all easily accessible. The area is easy to reach by aeroplane from Sweden and other parts of Scandinavia. Yanina Maggiotto works on promoting the area for birdwatchers and she will tell us about the rich birdlife and the warm welcome one can find there. The presentation will take ...

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From the presentation programme 2018:Black redstart – here at home and eastwards

Magnus Hellström from Ottenby Bird Observatory presents observations, thoughts and considerations about the sensational Black redstart. Besides the purely aesthetic beauty of the male’s colouring, the species has an odd plumage development which explains much of the variation that we see in birds! The icing on the cake is that there is an eastern form of the species which, though rarely, can occur in Western Europe during late summer. How can you...

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From the presentation programme 2018: When Måkläppen was an island

Kentish Plover, a past visitor to Måkläppen. Photo PG Bentz/Sturnus Mikael Kristersson from Falsterbo relates youthful memories and shows his first TV-film “Måkläppen” from 1972. Mikael was born and raised in Falsterbo and completed the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre’s film and photography course in Stockholm 1973-1975. He has been active as a documentary filmmaker ever since and has made approximately 35 films, mainl...

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2018-07-15 From the presentation programme 2018: Birdwatching in the Valencia region
2018-07-15 From the presentation programme 2018:Black redstart – here at home and eastwards
2018-07-12 From the presentation programme 2018: When Måkläppen was an island
2018-07-12 The presentation programme for the 2018 Falsterbo Bird Show is starting to take shape. We will publish the programme contents here…
Falsterbo Bird Show

Falsterbo Bird Show is an annual nature and environmental fair focusing on birds. The aim is to increase public interest in nature in general and birds in particular and generate funding for bird protection and conservation. In this year’s edition of the fair children and family activities will have a prominent place alongside a variety of outdoor experiences for everyone.

Falsterbo Bird Show takes place every year at the end of August/beginning of September. Since 2015 the event takes place in and around Falsterbo Strandbad, in immediate proximity to the terminus for busses 100 and 300.

Vellinge kommunBirdLife – Sverige and Skånes Ornitologiska Förening (SkOF) are organizing Falsterbo Bird Show.

How to find us

Take either bus 300 (from Hyllie) or bus 100 (from Malmö Central) to “Falsterbo Strandbad” (find bus times, departures and information on how to purchase tickets on www.skanetrafiken.se). Stay on the bus until the last stop! There you are!

Opening hours 2018


Friday 31 August

12 a.m.  – 6 p.m.  Opening, exhibitions, lectures and activities

Saturday 1 September

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Exhibitions, lectures and activities
6 p.m. – midnight  Evening activities and entertainment

Sunday 2 September

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Exhibitions, lectures and activities
This Year´s Programme

2018 Programme

Right now we’re working full time on the programme for the 2018 show and we will add all the exciting presentations and other programme points here as soon as we can.
The programme for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is directed at primary and secondary schools, as much for children as for their teachers. On Friday at 12:00 the gates will be thrown open to welcome the general public who will be able to take part in the packed programme of exhibitions, excursions, presentations, entertainment, competitions, culinary triumphs and social interactions. All leading to the culmination of the show on Sunday with “Honey Buzzard Day” and the presentation of awards and prizes.
As in previous years, Falsterbo Bird Show offers a packed and multi-facetted programme for all tastes. Falsterbo Strandbad forms the hub of the wheel of activities that are on the agenda.
Bird Protection
Migrating birds are international travelers, passing national boundaries unhindered during their migration. This means that the birds that for a few short summer months are at our latitude to reproduce during the year are otherwise on the move or at their winter quarters. All the birds that occur naturally in Sweden are protected according to the EU Birds Directive. This is also the case in the other Member States of the EU.
Activities for Children 2017
From Tuesday 29 August to Thursday 31 August school children and their teachers from Vellinge, Malmö and Trelleborg municipalities will visit Falsterbo Bird Show to participate in the nature activities educational programme. Hundreds of children will take part in activities such as binocular school, birdsong recognition, ringing demonstrations, finding creepy crawlies and much more.