In recent years, outdoor sports activities, such as trail running, cross-country skiing or paddle surfing, have experienced an unprecedented growth. Since we live in a very densely populated country, these activities mean that there are people everywhere, even in the most remote corners of the territory, which generates numerous chance encounters with wildlife. But do […]
How do birds that inhabit colder environments respond to the global warming?
Climate change is altering all of the earth’s ecosystems, practically without exception, but we tend to focus more on those that will suffer extremely high temperatures due to this change than on temperate or cold ecosystems, leaving aside glaciers and poles that warn us a lot as well. Thus, it is also necessary to study […]
In 1994 Lukas Jenni, a researcher at the Swiss Ornithological Institute, together with Raffael Winkler, published a book called ‘Moult and ageing of European Passerines’ which quickly became a reference work especially for ringers, but also for any serious ornithologist interested to learn in detail how European passerines moult. Probably because the initial printing of […]
For this edition, the DBF has programmed several workshops distributed between marquee 2 and the classroom of the building-viewpoint. Without a doubt, it is worth mentioning the conference-workshop that Raffael Winkler will give, in which he will talk to us about the relationship between breathing and the bones of birds. In addition, it will teach […]
Iberian lynx in Catalonia, utopia or close reality?
A few years ago we had the surprise that an Iberian lynx released at the other side of the Iberian Peninsula was able to cross it and come to roam in the Baix Llobregat region, among large infrastructures, but well fed by the abundance of rabbits that were in the area. Obviously, this spontaneous colonization […]
A high flying dictionary
There is a well-known phrase by the French philosopher George Steiner that says: ‘what cannot be named, does not exist’ and that was precisely what Raül Aymí, Rafel Cebrian († 2021), Jordi Clavell, Manuel-Enric Giménez and Àlex Mascarell might have thought when in 2012, all of them coming from different areas of knowledge of nature, […]