Millions of migratory birds use the North Sea's tidal flats as a roosting and feeding area. Every year in spring and autumn, they pass through the Wadden Sea on their journey from their Arctic breeding grounds to their wintering areas in West Africa.
The annual Migratory Bird Days - nine days in autumn dedicated to migratory birds and bird migration - are held along the German coast from the Dutch border to the Elbe River and on its seven islands from Borkum to Wangerooge. 200 events offer the chance to experience and learn about bird migration: entertaining - playful - thoughtful - artistic - competent - culinary - there is something for everyone!
I was pleased to have my photo of a Snow Bunting selected for use in this wonderful conservation effort. The photograph is featured on the posters, pamphlets and other printed literature promoting this important event. I thank Gondolf Reichert and the administration of the National Park of the Wadden Sea of Lower Saxony in northwest Germany for this honour. I hope the event scheduled 14-22 October 2017 is a huge success. I would really like to attend this event, I'll be sure to post some photos if I can make it!