Thursday, December 20, 2018

80+ participants during the 2018 Amur Bird Project meeting

ABP annual meeting at the Institute of Landscape Ecology in Münster, Germany © Arend Heim

Our last project meeting in Münster on the 15th of December broke all records: a broad range of topics, spanning a geographical area from the Kola Peninsula in the west to Kamchatka in the east, and from the Arctic tundra in the north to Azerbaijan and Georgia in the south, attracted around 80 (!) participants. Many thanks to all speakers, helpers and visitors for fruitful discussions and a very nice day of Palaearctic ornithology! The full program can be found here.

Unser diesjähriges Projekttreffen am 15. Dezember hat alle Rekorde gebrochen: ein breites Themenspektrum, von der Kola-Halbinsel im Westen bis nach Kamtschatka im Osten, und von der arktischen Tundra im Norden bis nach Aserbaidschan und Georgien im Süden, zog um die 80 (!) Teilnehmer am vergangenen Samstag nach Münster. Vielen Dank an alle Vortragenden, Helfer*innen und Besucher*innen für einen ebenso lehrreichen wie unterhaltsamen Tag im Zeichen der paläarktischen Ornithologie. Das Programm kann hier eingesehen werden.


Prof. Dr. Norbert Hölzel welcomes all participants © R. Heim/N. Hölzel
a back-flash on previous ABP meetings © Arend Heim
Tom Wulf showing the first ever video of Swinhoe´s Rail © Norbert Hölzel
Alex Thomas presented updates on niche use in buntings © Arend Heim
Snacks, drinks and discussions during the breaks © Norbert Hölzel
Dr. Michael Heiss explained the importance of the Besh Barmag migration count © Arend Heim

Pia Fetting has coordinated teams for the Batumi raptor count in Georgia © Arend Heim
travelling to Kazakh steppes with Dr. Johannes Kamp © Arend Heim
Prof. Dr. Hermann Mattes studied the strange migratory behaviour of the Nutcracker © Norbert Hölzel
lively discussions in the institutes foyer © Arend Heim
Ramona Heim giving insights into relationships of birds with fire in Russia © Arend Heim
the largest ABP meeting ever! © Norbert Hölzel
best of Russian disco music with DJ Dubrovnik © Arend Heim