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#gobirdingvlog Episode 6: Austrian Alps - Bergpieper / Water pipit by Leander Khil#gobirdingvlog Episode 6: Austrian Alps - Bergpieper / Water pipit by Leander Khil#gobirdingvlog Episode 6: Austrian Alps - Bergpieper / Water pipit by Leander Khil

by Leander Khil

#gobirdingvlogs

Tiempo de lectura: 5 minutos

Birding is a passion that fascinates people all over the world. As birding enthusiasts, we are connected by a deep appreciation for all winged creatures. Austrian ornithologist and photographer Leander Khil loves to show people the excitement and joy of birding. His fascination with nature is contagious. In a series of vlogs, he shares his experiences.

What are you waiting for? Let’s #gobirding!

“Birding is more than a passion to me - birds are a decisive factor of how I live my life and how I look at planet Earth.” – Leander Khil

#gobirdingvlog Episode 6: Austrian Alps

Two of the most beautiful birds of the Alps: the Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca) and the Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush (Monticola saxatilis).

Leander Khil went looking for them in East Tyrol, Austria. Supported by two passionate birders and mushroom hunters, Rick and Manu, they climbed the slopes of the pristine Alpine valleys.

See for yourself what species they encountered in the video. #gobirding

#gobirdingvlog Episode 6: Austrian Alps B/ - Bergpieper/ Water pipit flying by Leander Khil
#gobirdingvlog Episode 6: Austrian Alps- Bergpieper / Water pipit by Leander Khil
#gobirdingvlog Episode 6: Austrian Alps B/ - Tannenhaeher/ Spotted nutcracker by Leander Khil

#gobirdingvlog Episode 5: Guatemala

The Horned Guan in the cloud forests of Guatemala is a sight to behold.
Those who want to venture up volcano Atitlán are in for a strenuous yet unique adventure. Leander Khil took on the challenge and went searching for the “winged unicorn” together with two local guides.

#gobirdingvlog Episode 5: Guatemala - Landscape 02 by Leander Khil
#gobirdingvlog Episode 5: Guatemala - Leander Khil SWAROVSKI OPTIK EL binoculars
Horned Guan by Leander Khil
#gobirdingvlog Episode 5: Guatemala - Landscape 03 by Leander Khil
#gobirdingvlog Episode 5: Guatemala - Landscape 01 by Leander Khil
#gobirdingvlog Episode 5: Guatemala - Wake up, sleepy head! In order to see a Horned Guan in the wild, you have to get up in the middle of the night. Photograph  by Leander Khil
#gobirdingvlog Episode 5: Guatemala B/ - Leander Khil

Dive into this tropical adventure and watch the video. #gobirding

#gobirdingvlog Episode 4: Ducks in winter

Water bodies are always a hotspot for birding. In winter, watching water birds is especially rewarding. Join ornithologist Leander Khil on a stroll along one of his favorite shores. Remembering his first birding adventures as a child, he shows us fascinating kleptoparasites and old friends. #gobirding

(Video in German)
#gobirdingvlogs by Leander Khil B/ - Enten im Winter Tufted duck

#gobirdingvlog Episode 3: European Farmland Birds Are Disappearing

Bird populations in Europe are decreasing rapidly. In this #gobirdingvlog Leander Khil talks about the decrease of farmland birds in Europe. It's up to us all to act against the loss of biodiversity. #gobirding

(Video in German)
#gobirdingvlog Episode 3: European Farmland Birds Are Disappearing 03 by Leander Khil
#gobirdingvlog Episode 3: European Farmland Birds Are Disappearing 01 by Leander Khil
#gobirdingvlog Episode 3: European Farmland Birds Are Disappearing 02 by Leander Khil

#gobirdingvlog Episode 2: Leander Khil meets the wildlife illustrator Szabolcs Kókay

In this episode of the #gobirdingvlog Leander Khil meets the wildlife illustrator Szabolcs Kókay. Birders usually take a camera to the field to document their sightings. Szabolcs has the rare talent, to create true to life images of birds with pencil and brush. Not an easy task - also, because live birds rarely keep still. #gobirding

#gobirdingvlog Episode 2: Leander Khil meets the wildlife illustrator Szabolcs Kókay - SWAROVSKI OPTIK EL binoculars
#gobirdingvlog Episode 2: Leander Khil meets the wildlife illustrator Szabolcs Kókay - drawing
#gobirdingvlog Episode 2: Leander Khil meets the wildlife illustrator Szabolcs Kókay - drawing brush
#gobirdingvlog Episode 2: Leander Khil meets the wildlife illustrator Szabolcs Kókay - final painting
#gobirdingvlog Episode 2: Leander Khil meets the wildlife illustrator Szabolcs Kókay - talking

#gobirdingvlog Episode 1: Leander Khil visits the geese flocks in the Austrian Seewinkel region

In the first episode of the #gobirdingvlog, Leander Khil will show you the geese flocks that make birders' hearts beat faster in the Austrian Seewinkel region. You'll see impressive footage of the more common species and learn how their migration routes are being studied. On the day of shooting, Leander and the film crew were lucky enough to also find three true rarities among the common species. #gobirding

(Video in German)
#gobirdingvlog Episode 1: Leander Khil visits the geese flocks in the Austrian Seewinkel region - duck#gobirdingvlog Episode 1: Leander Khil visits the geese flocks in the Austrian Seewinkel region - Leander

ABOUT LEANDER KHIL:

Leander works in many ornithological fields and has written a field guide of the birds of Austria ("Vögel Österreichs"). Accompanied by his EL 42 binoculars and BTX spotting scope, he goes birding at Lake Neusiedl – Seewinkel National Park several times a week.

For more information visit his Instagram @leanderkhil and Facebook accounts.