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Keen birder. Birding world wide. Around here expect 50-60species a day. Normally.
Winter: Whooper Swan, various wintering ducks and feeder birds (tits, finches), sometimes crossbills
Temperate zone, "inland" though on the fjord. Notable for: northermost rookery in the world (or so I've heard). Best birding is in migration seasons Spring and Fall, especially massive migrations of pink-footed geese, cranes, but also a good number of warblers and other migrants. Local population of Siberian race of Spotted Nutcracker - used to be vagrants arriving on easterly storms, then came a fad for planting Sembra Pines in parks and gardens, so now they stay year 'round. Easiest to see from mid-July to mid-Sept when they come into town to harvest cones.
shorebirds, gulls, eagles, nutcrackers, finches, tits ...
Nature: birdwatching, other wildlife, wildflowers, photography.
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking.
Visit: tourist site, museum, arboretum, architecture appreciation
Attend: concert, ballet, theatre, live music, convention, political rally, protest
Other hobbies: quilting, knitting, genealogy, writing, drawing
I am from Nepal but live in Hornindal and do regular birding in Nepal. I am also involved in Bird Conservation Nepal and interested to see the birds from, this country but hard to find the people, who can be helpful or do any contacts to find the birding in this area at least.
Norwegian, Swedish, English
I can give information and maybe guide at Østensjøvannet (www.ostensjovannet.no), the best lake to spot birds in Oslo (no matter how short your stop is in Oslo).
Røst, North West
San Jose, Oyer
Weekends (December to June)
Spanish, English, Portuguese
I have being birding for about 14 years mainly in Costa Rica and Zimbabwe..... recently I moved to Norway...so Im kind of a beginner here...but anyway I try to go out and look for bird "shots" every week.
Hawk Owl, Kestrels,
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, photography, butterflies, fishing, skiing, swimming, beach, surfing, snowmobiling, sky diving
Travel: stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, hitchhiking, biking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, ship, cruise, pilot, dog sled, snow mobile
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech
Attend: concert, horse race, ballet, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, country, classical, hiphop, rap, swing, wine, beer, liquor, social games, computer games, casino
In 1993 I heard about the local Ornithological Society, and become a member there. Next year I was elected to the local council. I have been there since, most of the time as leader. I like very much to look at the birds in wild, but I also use much time ringing birds. Since 1998 I also had nursed many injured birds.
32 years old(young) been birding since i was 7. Partley I work with birds and natur related stuff as a living. I live in south east Norway one and a halv ours drive from Oslo. There is a lot of good birding spots close to my home. In the autum the migration is consetrated over a place called Møland. On the best days in Sept-Oct you can see 30-100000 pigeons, finches and other passerines in one morning! There is also several other good places by the coast. In the forest f.ex. Black Woodpeckers are relativley common.
Norwegian, English, German, Danish, Swedish
I'm liveing 100 km SW of Oslo, Norway - between the cities Sandefjord and Tønsberg. It is about 45 km from Mølen bird observatory. I'm a keen birdwatcher and photographer.
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Finnmark/Varanger, South-east Norway
Anders Faugstad Mæland, born in 1977, has been a birder since the age of 8 years. Over the years I has developed my birding passion to become a very skilled ornithologist. I have established himself as a professional birder in Norway and led and taken part in a wide variety of ornithological surveys and biodiversity projects.
I am educated as a nature concervationist and natur science teacher and was the main ringer and migration counter at Jomfruland birdobservatory from 1997-2011. I have done a lot of surveys, ringing and guiding all over Norway and have an intimate knowledge of both Arctic Norway/Varanger and southern Norway.
My main areas for guiding is Finnmark/Varanger, South-east Norway and Southern Sweeden.
Norwegian, English, Swedish, Danish
Terje Kolaas has been an active bird watcher, ringer and photographer since 1989. He is educated as a nature conservationist and supervisor. Besides guiding, he currently works with the birdwatching products for Norway nature Travel company Din Tur and he teaches Bird Identification at Nord-Trøndelag University College. He also runs the birding tour company, Northern Birding, in addition to being the county chairman of the Norwegian Ornithological Society in Nord-Trøndelag and a member of the regional rarity commite. Since 2000 Terje has been involved in a genetics project under the direction of NTNU (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology) studying House Sparrow metapopulations on islands along the coast of Helgeland in Nordland county. In 2011 Terje published the book "Flyktige motiver - the Bird photographers A-B-C" - the first book ever written in Norwegian covering bird photography as a specific genre. In addition to travelling back and forth in Norway, Terje the past few years has visited several other countries searching for birds, including USA, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Seychelles, Gambia, Spain (annually) Croatia, Switzerland, Estonia, Portugal, Turkey etc. (knows the bird names in Latin and German)