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Bird survey in Norway: day 2

Wet, wet, wet! That’s what i would say for today. I was totally soaked wet. When i woke up it was only a gentle drizzle and according to the forecast it was supposed to stop. Well it did for 5 min.…Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 14

Route 1907 is the last one I had to survey. On the previous day we managed to find out that there is a trail leading to the first survey plot. If we hadn’t found that it would have been really difficult.…Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 13

We woke up full of enthusiasm to see the local bird life. Grabbed our staff and off we went to the north where our first survey point had to be...Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 12

Route 1911 turned out to be with rather steep slopes. So steep that even dangerous to survey. We really struggled now and then. There were two areas where we spent an hour or so to go over 300 m distance.…Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 11

Route 1924 Lyngen After the rest the new route with a number 1924 looked much easier. We were really worried looking at the steep hillside but after the rest it is a different story...Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 10

As I mentioned today will be a day for relaxing. We slept until 9 a.m.  which is quite something for our every day 3 a.m. starts. I took the time to catch up with some blogging and data entry.…Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 9

Route number 1918 was going to be a fairly easy one. It was still on a mountain slope but it wasn’t as steep. This one I did by myself. I woke up excited by the coming walk and the shining sun.…Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 8

The day started as usual. The weather looked promising. The mountain was still there so no way around it. We have to do it. I was doing point counts every 300m from the route and had to do about 20 of those.…Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 7

I got up pretty energetic after only 2 hours sleep. The route wasn’t very difficult so I managed to finish before 8 am...Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 5

Another rainy day. At the foot of route 1905. The alarm did ring and I did hear it but once I looked outside I said no, it would not be another wet day. It was pouring rain and i decided to stay indoors.…Read More