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Falsterbo Bird Show

31st August– 2rd September 2018



From the presentation programme 2018: Using next-generation DNA sequencing to study malaria in birds

Birds around the world are infected with malaria parasites. These common parasites can reduce bird survival and make it harder for birds to raise their young. Avian malaria parasites can be identified by sequencing DNA extracted from bird blood. However, only with the application of modern, next-generation DNA sequencing have we been able to fully examine avian malaria genomes to better understand their evolution. Vincenzo A. Ellis is a postdoct...

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Invitation to Saturday evening mingle, dinner and a quiz/competition arranged by Henrik Waldenström

Time: Saturday 1st September at 18:30 Place: Falsterbo Strandbad's restaurant och pub Obligatory advance booking: E-mail restaurang@falsterbobirdshow.com. State your name and the total number of people you are booking for. RSVP Tuesday 28th August 16:00 at the latest. Price: Buffet 245 kr (excl drink). Coffee included. PLEASE NOTE that the number of places is limited! "The early bird catches the worm"! Booking is binding. The...

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From the presentation programme 2018: How do the small birds which travel to Africa behave?

How long does it actually take for a songbird to fly to Africa? How much rest do they need on the way? How they schedule their movement and how do they behave when flying over barriers like deserts or sea? How high do they really fly? Over the past ten years, using trackers and transmitters, we have learnt an unbelievable amount on where and when birds migrate. Now, with a new type of tracker, we can also measure the birds’ behaviour during the ...

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From the presentation programme 2018: Birds in the western Pyrenees

The western parts of the Pyrenees are perhaps a little less well-known birdwatching destination. Gorka Gorospe tells of the area and hopefully we will also learn a little more about the Southern European subspecies of the White-backed woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos Iilfordi). In addition, we will hear about the Spaniards’ successful protection of raptors. There are few countries in Europe which have such abundant access to raptors and vultures ...

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From the presentaion programme 2018: On the wing through art history

The history of art is full of fascinating birds. Karolina Nilsson, from the Art Gallery at Falsterbo Strandbad, presents a personal selection. The presentation features, amongst other things, the most famous goldfinch in the history of art, baroque period checklist envy and an erotic rococo swan. Get your checklist ready!!! Karolina Nilsson is a qualified art teacher with a degree from the University of Arts, Crafts and Design. She has also s...

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2018-07-18 From the presentation programme 2018: Snow leopards and carvings – an autumnal journey in Western Mongolia
2018-07-18 From the presentation programme 2018: Between the lakes – rambling in Southern Scanian nature.
2018-07-18 From the presentation programme 2018: A new era for bird conservation in Europe
2018-07-15 From the presentation programme 2018: Birdwatching in the Valencia region
2018-07-15 From the presentation programme 2018:Black redstart – here at home and eastwards
2018-07-12 From the presentation programme 2018: When Måkläppen was an island
2018-07-12 The presentation programme for the 2018 Falsterbo Bird Show is starting to take shape. We will publish the programme contents here…
2017-08-27 From the presentation programme 2017: Iran – nature, culture and prejudices
2017-08-27 From the presentation programme 2017: AviFauna – Morocco
2017-08-27 From the presentation programme 2017: Caspian Tern – a species to take care of
Falsterbo Bird Show

Falsterbo Bird Show is an annual nature and environmental fair focusing on birds. The aim is to increase public interest in nature in general and birds in particular and generate funding for bird protection and conservation. In this year’s edition of the fair children and family activities will have a prominent place alongside a variety of outdoor experiences for everyone.

Falsterbo Bird Show takes place every year at the end of August/beginning of September. Since 2015 the event takes place in and around Falsterbo Strandbad, in immediate proximity to the terminus for busses 100 and 300.

Vellinge kommunBirdLife – Sverige and Skånes Ornitologiska Förening (SkOF) are organizing Falsterbo Bird Show.

How to find us

Take either bus 300 (from Hyllie) or bus 100 (from Malmö Central) to “Falsterbo Strandbad” (find bus times, departures and information on how to purchase tickets on www.skanetrafiken.se). Stay on the bus until the last stop! There you are!

Opening hours 2018


Friday 31 August

12 a.m.  – 6 p.m.  Opening, exhibitions, lectures and activities

Saturday 1 September

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Exhibitions, lectures and activities
6 p.m. – midnight  Evening activities and entertainment

Sunday 2 September

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Exhibitions, lectures and activities
This Year´s Programme

2018 Programme

Right now we’re working full time on the programme for the 2018 show and we will add all the exciting presentations and other programme points here as soon as we can.
The programme for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is directed at primary and secondary schools, as much for children as for their teachers. On Friday at 12:00 the gates will be thrown open to welcome the general public who will be able to take part in the packed programme of exhibitions, excursions, presentations, entertainment, competitions, culinary triumphs and social interactions. All leading to the culmination of the show on Sunday with “Honey Buzzard Day” and the presentation of awards and prizes.
As in previous years, Falsterbo Bird Show offers a packed and multi-facetted programme for all tastes. Falsterbo Strandbad forms the hub of the wheel of activities that are on the agenda.
Bird Protection
Migrating birds are international travelers, passing national boundaries unhindered during their migration. This means that the birds that for a few short summer months are at our latitude to reproduce during the year are otherwise on the move or at their winter quarters. All the birds that occur naturally in Sweden are protected according to the EU Birds Directive. This is also the case in the other Member States of the EU.
Activities for Children 2017
From Tuesday 29 August to Thursday 31 August school children and their teachers from Vellinge, Malmö and Trelleborg municipalities will visit Falsterbo Bird Show to participate in the nature activities educational programme. Hundreds of children will take part in activities such as binocular school, birdsong recognition, ringing demonstrations, finding creepy crawlies and much more.