The Victorious Bird Nerds are a new kid on the COTF block. But powered by veteran Gert Ottens, these three keen birders aim to devote their passion, ID skills and adrenaline levels to the great cause of conserving migratory birds. We are colleagues at Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN – BirdLife in The Netherlands) and proud to operate under our more appropriate rendering of the acronym.
Our race is going to be impressive, one way or the other, but will still be dwarfed by the amazing races that migratory birds undertake. For example:
- Great Snipe from Sweden to central Africa, 6,800 km in 3.5 days!
- Alaskan Northern Wheatears winter in Ethiopia: 15,000 km – single trip!
- Dutch Red-backed Shrikes via Israel to southern Africa and back over the Arabian Peninsula: 22,000 km!
Now, why would anyone want to kill such feathered miracles of evolution?! Please support us and help our Turkish brothers and sisters-in-conservation in their amazing work! Israel, here we come!
Please donate to our efforts to protect the miracle of migration!
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