Troels Eske Ortvad Arkonagade 21, 3. tv. 1726 København V Danmark
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Hvem er jeg?
Keen birder since childhood. In the 1980´s and 90´s my focus was on the common and scarce birds in Copenhagen and around Zealand which were presented in the regional yearly report. After primary school I visited several bird observatories in Denmark as well as at Eilat and Falsterbo, and obtained a ringing license.
Since the mid 90s rare birds have played a still bigger role which have taken me birding and twitching across Denmark and southern Sweden. In 2005 I gave up twitching but I still have an ambition to find at least one rare bird pr. year.
Living in downtown Copenhagen I most often visit Klydesøen on Amager and various green patches around town. But, as rare birds are indeed rare near Copenhagen, I gladly go to hotspots in Jutland and to Christiansø.
Lately, I have tried to do predominately "low carbon footprint birding", meaning transportation by way of bicycle and public transport.
I very much like birding abroad too and I have travelled widely across Europe, The Middle East, Asia, Africa, North America and Oceania. Now a days I am on "flyingless mode" (and so should you), which makes rare birds a lot more interesting all of a sudden.
My most notable self-found birds (taxa) in Denmark includes four 1st for the country
(plus one 1st awaiting revision by the rarities committee - Little Swift):