Look who’s back! The ZEISS Arctic Redpolls are ready to get back in business! With two Champions titles under our belt in 2016 and 2017, one might think we would not feel as pressured as in previous years. But after the long six years of not having been able to participate, we are super-excited to put our skills to work and we will do our best to be at the top spot once again!
This is the 4th COTF race for the ZEISS Arctic Redpolls and we are proud to be part of this great and cheerful conservation event again. It is essential to understand and promote knowledge on the different hazards the migratory birds face, not only along their journey but also in their breeding grounds now and in the future. That is why this year’s project with the Red-breasted Goose feels important.
The ZEISS Arctic Redpolls is a team of four enthusiast birdwatchers and ornithologists from Finland, with bird races close to the heart. For us, the Champions of the Flyway is primarily about protection of migratory birds and raising funds for them. But at the same time, we are going to make the most of it in terms of great birding, meeting good friends and colleagues, as well as lark around during the birding cliffhanger.
And once again, we are happy to get support from ZEISS Birding!