Programme 2017


Opening hours


Tuesday – Thursday 29-31 August

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Educational Nature programme for schoolchildren and their teachers (advance booking required)
 

Friday 1 September

Noon  – 6 p.m.  Opening, exhibitions, lectures and activities
6 p.m. –  midnight  Evening activities and socialising

Saturday 2 September

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

Sunday 3 September

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Exhibitions, lectures and activities

 

Lectures and Activities


This is the programme of scheduled activities during Falsterbo Bird Show 2017. There will be other events taking place in the area throughout the weekend. Read through it and find most interests you. You can find unique lectures, well almost unique in the world, and walks well suited for the curious and the rambler alike. Seize the opportunity to discover and learn more about biodiversity.
This web- based information is slightly more comprehensive than the printed version that will be handed out at the entrance. You can print it but it can also be saved on your phone or tablet in order to save some trees!


Friday 1 September


14:00 Iran – nature, culture and prejudices 
Magnus Ullman will tell us about his trips to Iran, a country with a reputation that might not be accurate. Magnus, tour leader for AviFauna Nature travel, is one of the most frequent visitors to Iran among European ornithologists. He has been there eight times since 2003, his last trip was in April 2017.
 
14:45 Scanian animals
Kristian Gärdsborn is a nature photographer from Scania. He will present amazing pictures and tell us about the species we can meet here in Scania, such as roe deer, fallow deer, red deer and otters. Kristian has, together with Kjell-Arne Olsson, made a photography book on the orchids of Scania.
 
15:20 Birds of Peru
Gunnar Engblom, the Swede who has put down roots in Peru, runs the travel company Colibri Expedition. Few, if any, know where and how to watch birds in Peru, a country with some of the richest birdlife in the world. Rainforests in the Amazon, highlands of the Andes, deserts in the west and the ocean itself. Birds are everywhere.
 
16:00 Listen to the bats
Cecilia Wide loves to watch bats. Prior to tonight’s bat walk Cecilia gives us a taster of what may be discovered. 
 
16:45 “Light Birding” in Vancouver and the Sun Coast in BC, Canada
Jan-Åke Hillarp takes us to the southwestern coast of Canada. Many exciting bird species can be seen there. 
 
18:00 Dinner, dripub, mingle

21:00 Bat Walk
with Cecilia Wide


Saturday 2 September


08:00 – 12:00 Birdwatching at Falsterbo Lighthouse with P-G Bentz from Falsterbo Bird Observatory. Come and go as you please.
 
10:00 Nature on the Falsterbo Peninsula
Jan-Åke Hillarp opens Saturday´s lecture programme with a presentation of the exciting and exclusive fauna and flora on the Falsterbo Peninsula.
 
11:05 The Storks are back
Sven Persson/N and Per Blomberg. For eons, the stately stork was a fixture on the Scanian plains. 1954 was the last year a pair of storks nested in Sweden. This is the story of one of our most mystic and characterful birds and of how they finally returned home to Scania.
 
11:45 Caspian Tern – a species to take care of
Ulrik Lötberg is head of BirdLife Sweden´s Caspian Tern Project. We hear about the status of the Swedish population of the world’s largest tern species and what the projects has learned thus far about the Caspian Tern.

12:20 AviFauna – Morocco
Morocco is an exciting travel destination. Visitors to this country bear witness to many fantastic experiences and extremely welcoming people.  Ola Bondesson, tour leader for AviFauna, tells more about the country, its birds and its ecological tourist destinations.

13:00 Armand Krajnc opens Falsterbo Bird Show 2017
Most Swedes know that Armand was once a successful boxer but were surprised to learn that he also would become a successful birder. We are very proud that Armand has agreed to conduct this opening ceremony.
 
13:30 The Winter Garden Birdwatch
For the last twelve years BirdLife Sweden has been encouraging the Swedish people to count the birds at their bird feeders. The main reason for this call to arms is to increase interest in birds but can we also learn about the status and development for our overwintering birds?Of course we can! Over the last few years over 20 000 households have participated, so there is a lot of data. Anders Wirdheim, who worked on the project for the first twelve years, will give some examples of what the Winter Garden Birdwatch has shown.
 
14:00 The Bird Diary – you can contribute to climate research
Cecilia Kullberg and Kjell Bolmgren give information about the effect of climate change on our birds and how you can contribute to climate research.
 
14:35 ‘Waders and their Conservation’
Rick Simpson, with his wife Elis, founded Wader Quest in 2012 to raise awareness about declining wader populations and to raise funds to support conservation measures for waders around the world. In Waders and their Conservation, they discuss the main threats facing waders and look briefly at what, if anything, can be done to combat these declines. 

15:10 Big Year WP
A group of young birders are currently trying to see as many species of birds in the Western Palearctic as possible.
 
15:50 Tk vs. Rk
BirdLife Sweden’s Taxonomy committee and Rarity committee have different roles. Who does what?
 
16:40 The formation and evolution of species
Per Alström, a professor from the University of Uppsala will tell us about the evolution of species and the definition of species and subspecies.
 
17:40 Break, dinner, mingle
Dinner buffet will be served at 18:30. Advance booking required – restaurang@falsterbobirdshow.com
 
19:30 Bird Quiz
with Henrik Waldenström
 
21:00 Illuminate the nocturnal wildlife 


Sunday 3 September


08:00 – 12:00 Birdwatching at Falsterbo Lighthouse with P-G Bentz from falsterbo Bird Observatory. Come and go as you please.
 
08:00 – 10:00 Come along to empty the insect traps
Linda Strand
 
10:10 The Bird Diary – you can contribute to climate research
Cecilia Kullberg and Kjell Bolmgren give information about the effect of climate change on our birds and how you can contribute to climate research.
 
10:45 Spiders
Kajsa Mellbrand is a biologist and arachnologist. After the presentation, at 12:00, you can join Kajsa for a spider walk in the area around the show. Another spider walk will take place on Sunday September 3rd at 11:30.

11:15 Birds and modern agriculture
Anders Wirdheim tells us how changes in the Swedish agricultural landscape during the last 50 years have influenced bird populations.

11:45 A swift look at Spurn bird observatory
Spurn Bird Observatory is recognised as one of the premier observatories on the mainland of the British Isles. This brief presentation describes Spurn, the place, the observatory, the birds including the amazing rarities which occur annually and of course the Friendship Agreement with Falsterbo and Cape May.
Nick Whitehouse will tell us about this magnificent place.
 
12:30 Caddis flies
Malin Larsson, ecologist and caddis fly fanatic, will hold this lecture on this relatively unknown insect group and its importance for bird life.
Hopefully she will be presenting some live examples.
 
13:05 Lake Hornborgasjön – not only cranes
Kent-Ove Hvass, nature photographer, will give us other perspectives.

13:40 Why do birds’ wings look the way they do?
Anders Hedenström, professor at the University of Lund will explain.

14:15 Animals and birds in China
Peter Hunger, from Äventyrsresor, will entice us with pictures and tales of the charismatic birds and animals of Sichuan and Yunnan.

15:00 “Don’t kidnap young animals!”
The presentation will answer questions such as when should one help, what is one allowed to do, what isn’t allowed and what should one do when one finds a young bird or animal. This presentation will round off Falsterbo Bird Show 2017.
Jan-Åke Hillarp is a biologist, conservation officer, game rehabilitator and warden of Måkläppen and is well-known in the Skanör-Falsterbo area not least for his work as a lecturer at Falsterbo Bird Show in previous years.

 


Liveskådning – Birding Live


On the hour, every hour you can visit the “liveskådning” tent where you can watch migrating birds on screen. A cameraman located on the viewing platform will zoom in and bird experts will explain what we see and answer your questions.


Bird Ringing Demonstration and Bird Bingo


Friday 1 September

14:30 Bird ringing demonstration
15:30 Bird Bingo
 

Saturday 2 September

11:00 Bird ringing demonstration
12:00 Bird Bingo
14:30 Bird ringing demonstration
15:30 Bird bingo
 

Sunday 3 September

11:00 Bird ringing demonstration
12:00 Bird bingo
14:30 Bird ringing demonstration
15:30 Bird bingo
 

Walks / excursions with different themes


Whether you are a keen amateur or just want to go for a walk we recommend you to join our expert guides for a themed walk. Our conferencier, Pav Jonsson, will announce the walks in plenty of time for you to get to the assembly point.

Friday 1 September
13:00 – 15:00 naturum Falsterbo will be down on the beach. Come and explore! Fun for all the family.

Saturday 2 September
8:00 – 12:00 Birdwatching at Falsterbo Lighthouse with P-G Bentz from Falsterbo Bird Observatory. Come and go as you please.
10:30 Butterfly walk
11:00 Botany walk with Lund Botanical Association
12:00 Spider walk with Kajsa Mellbrand
13:00 – 15:00 naturum Falsterbo will be down on the beach. Come and explore! Fun for all the family.
13:30 Dragonfly walk
14:00 Botany walk with Lund Botanical Association
15:00 Bird walk with Rapphönorna
approx. 21:00 Nocturnal insects walk 

Sunday 3 September
Måkläppen walk – advance bookings at the Måkläppen association stand.

8:00 – 12:00 Birdwatching at Falsterbo Lighthouse with P-G Bentz from Falsterbo Bird Observatory. Come and go as you please.
11:00 Botany walk with Lund Botanical Association
11:30 Spider walk with Kajsa Mellbrand
13:00 Dragonfly walk
13:00 – 15:00 naturum Falsterbo will be down on the beach. Come and explore! Fun for all the family.
14:00 Bird walk with Rapphönorna
14:45 Butterfly walk 

 

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