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Meadow Pipit © Iordan Hristov

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
Eider Ducks © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: arrival

After an early start from Sofia at 4am to get the flight and three flights i finally made it Tromso. The last flight was very picturesque. Spectacular views were revealing ever so often...Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: new beginning

For a second year in a row I will be hired by BirdLife Norway and the Norwegian Scientific institute (NINA) to conduct a breeding bird survey in the Arctic...Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: the end

Leaving Tromso early in the morning revealed spectacular landscapes visible from the sky. It was magical. I would assume looking from space is even more beautiful. Have a look...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