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2018-07-15

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 place on Saturday and will be made in English.

2018-07-15

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 recognize one, and how can you dare to believe that it isn’t just a hybrid Black X Common redstart? And, with such a large outspread area in Asia, why aren’t there more eastern variations found!?

The presentation takes place on Saturday 1st September in the afternoon.

2018-07-12

From the presentation programme 2018: When Måkläppen was an island

Photo: PG Bentz/Sturnus.

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 Theatres film and photography course in Stockholm 1973-1975. He has been active as a documentary filmmaker ever since and has made approximately 35 films, mainly for TV but also 3 full length films released in cinemas: Pica pica, The Eye of the Falcon and Light Years - all critically acclaimed and shown at festivals around the world. Mikael has been active within nature and environmental organisations and initiated the creation of Falsterbonäsets Nature Conservation Society in 1970. This presentation is a rare chance to see Mikaels first film and to see how sea, wind and currents have changed the landscape in other words, a unique opportunity.

2018-07-12

The presentation programme for the 2018 Falsterbo Bird Show is starting to take shape. We will publish the programme contents here…

Photo: Magnus Hellström

New Moon on the Wane – The Curse of the Curlews

 

The American Eskimo curlew is now extinct and, almost certainly, so too is the Slender-billed curlew. Will the Far Eastern curlew be next?

 

Wader Quest is a charitable organisation which works to protect our wading birds. This can be done in a variety of ways, amongst these is the collection of funds for the most threatened species. One of the cornerstones is that we can actually bring about bird conservation without help from the authorities. In this presentation we will hear more about the curlews endangered situation and about Wader Quest as an organisation, (http://www.waderquest.org/p/the-wader-quest-team.html).

Wader Quest is also one of the exhibitors at the Show. Rick Simpson’s presentation is in English.

2017-08-27

From the presentation programme 2017: Iran – nature, culture and prejudices

Irania – White-throated Nightingale. High on the wish-list. Photo: Magnus Ullman.

Iran has cultural riches like few other countries. The bridges in Esfahan are widely renowned and the extensive ruined town of Persepolis is a definite “must see” for those with a lust for travel. Domestic tourism is extensive and there are plenty of comfortable hotels.

Few countries offer such a fine combination of nature and culture as Iran with its mighty historical memorials in beautiful surroundings. At the same time, one can keep a keen eye out for the bird life with Egyptian Nightjar, Grey Hypocolius, White-throated Nightingale, Basra Reed Warbler, Menetries’s Warbler, Iraq Babbler, Afghan Babbler, Red-tailed Shrike, Mesopotamian Crow, Dead Sea Sparrow, etc.

In Europe, there are many prejudgements about Iran – we put paid to some of the myths.

 

Magnus Ullman, tour leader for AviFauna Naturresor, is well travelled in Iran which he has visited since 2003, most recently in April 2017.

News
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
 
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