News

2018-08-27

From the presentation programme 2018: Using next-generation DNA sequencing to study malaria in birds

Birds around the world are infected with malaria parasites. These common parasites can reduce bird survival and make it harder for birds to raise their young. Avian malaria parasites can be identified by sequencing DNA extracted from bird blood. However, only with the application of modern, next-generation DNA sequencing have we been able to fully examine avian malaria genomes to better understand their evolution.  Vincenzo A. Ellis is a postdoctoral researcher at Lund University using next-generation sequencing to understand how avian malaria parasites have evolved and what causes some parasites to infect many bird species and others to infect only one.

Speech in english.

2018-08-06

Invitation to Saturday evening mingle, dinner and a quiz/competition arranged by Henrik Waldenström

Time: Saturday 1st September at 18:30

 

Place: Falsterbo Strandbad's restaurant och pub

 

Obligatory advance booking: E-mail restaurang@falsterbobirdshow.com. State your name and the total number of people you are booking for. RSVP Tuesday 28th August 16:00 at the latest. 

 

Price: Buffet 245 kr (excl drink). Coffee included.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE that the number of places is limited! "The early bird catches the worm"! Booking is binding.

The menu for the evening will be published here on Monday the 20th August.

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The Arrangers

2018-08-06

From the presentation programme 2018: How do the small birds which travel to Africa behave?

The Willow warbler is one of many Swedish bird species which travels down to tropical Africa to spend the winter. Photo P-G Bentz, Sturnus.

How long does it actually take for a songbird to fly to Africa? How much rest do they need on the way? How they schedule their movement and how do they behave when flying over barriers like deserts or sea? How high do they really fly?

Over the past ten years, using trackers and transmitters, we have learnt an unbelievable amount on where and when birds migrate. Now, with a new type of tracker, we can also measure the birds behaviour during the migration and get a whole new insight into their behaviour in flight.

Sissel Sjöberg is a behavioural ecologist and is a post-doctoral fellow at the Zoological museum in Copenhagen. She studies the behaviour of songbirds during migration. She does this with the help of various types of trackers and transmitters. Sissel has a Ph. D from Lund when she studied small birds migration behaviour in Falsterbo.

2018-07-31

From the presentation programme 2018: Birds in the western Pyrenees

White-backed woodpecker subspecies Iilfordi. Photo Gorka Gorospe

The western parts of the Pyrenees are perhaps a little less well-known birdwatching destination. Gorka Gorospe tells of the area and hopefully we will also learn a little more about the Southern European subspecies of the White-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos Iilfordi). In addition, we will hear about the Spaniards’ successful protection of raptors. There are few countries in Europe which have such abundant access to raptors and vultures as Spain – which deserves to be put forward as an example for other countries.

2018-07-29

From the presentaion programme 2018: On the wing through art history

“Landscape with birds” from 1628 by artist Roelant Savery

The history of art is full of fascinating birds. Karolina Nilsson, from the Art Gallery at Falsterbo Strandbad, presents a personal selection. The presentation features, amongst other things, the most famous goldfinch in the history of art, baroque period checklist envy and an erotic rococo swan. Get your checklist ready!!!

 

Karolina Nilsson is a qualified art teacher with a degree from the University of Arts, Crafts and Design. She has also studied at art schools and completed courses in art history, film, children’s culture and Critical exhibition studies. By day she works with exhibitions and education at the Art Gallery at Falsterbo Strandbad. She has previously lectured in photography and media communication for high school media programmes. In her free- time she writes the art blog “Life and art – Existential ramblings with Karolina”. 



News
2018-08-27
From the presentation programme 2018: Using next-generation DNA sequencing to study malaria in birds
 
2018-08-06
Invitation to Saturday evening mingle, dinner and a quiz/competition arranged by Henrik Waldenström
 
2018-08-06
From the presentation programme 2018: How do the small birds which travel to Africa behave?
 
2018-07-31
From the presentation programme 2018: Birds in the western Pyrenees
 
2018-07-29
From the presentaion programme 2018: On the wing through art history
 
2018-07-18
From the presentation programme 2018: Snow leopards and carvings – an autumnal journey in Western Mongolia
 
2018-07-18
From the presentation programme 2018: Between the lakes – rambling in Southern Scanian nature.
 
2018-07-18
From the presentation programme 2018: A new era for bird conservation in Europe
 
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…
 
2017-08-27
From the presentation programme 2017: Iran – nature, culture and prejudices
 
2017-08-27
From the presentation programme 2017: AviFauna – Morocco
 
2017-08-27
From the presentation programme 2017: Caspian Tern – a species to take care of
 
2017-08-18
From the presentation programme 2017: Waders and their Conservation
 
2017-08-18
From the presentation programme 2017: The White Storks are back
 
2017-08-02
From the presentation programme 2017: Caddis flies – are they important to birds?
 
2017-07-31
From the presentation programme 2017: A "Swift" look at Spurn Bird Observatory in 30 minutes
 
2017-07-21
From the presentation programme 2017: The Winter Garden Birdwatch