I bought my first proper zoom lens for my Sony a6400 mirrorless camera! After a year of browsing the market, searching for the optimal focus length and weight ratio, while waiting for a good deal, I finally got the lens for my own personal use. The official name of the lens is: SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 … Continue reading My new Sigma zoom lens used for bird photography in Australia
Four days in the magnificent Faroe Islands
Whether you are just visiting the islands for an extended weekend or in extension with your Iceland adventure, there is lots to see and do in the Faroe Islands. This is my personal experience and lessons learned during my four day visit in this beautiful country. In this post you can read about: What is … Continue reading Four days in the magnificent Faroe Islands
My top 5 gap year travels and experiences in wildlife biology and thoughts on career paths
In the first part of this post you can read about my early career decisions and my process along the way. If you want to jump directly to: "My top 5 adventurous travel suggestions for your gap year or career break for potential wildlife biologists and wildlife technicians." - Skip to the section below if … Continue reading My top 5 gap year travels and experiences in wildlife biology and thoughts on career paths
A bird banders biggest dream: Banding tropical birds in the Belizean rainforest. Is six weeks enough to get confident in the American bird banding scheme?
My testimonial from my internship at Toucan Ridge Ecology and Education and Society (T.R.E.E.S.). Birds make me smile. Here I am examining a delicious Summer tanager! So is six weeks enough to gain confidence in banding exotic, mystery birds and teeny, wiggling warblers from North America, you may ask? Read below about my experience at … Continue reading A bird banders biggest dream: Banding tropical birds in the Belizean rainforest. Is six weeks enough to get confident in the American bird banding scheme?
How volunteering in South Africa changed my perspective on life and traveling
When I was 19 I decided to spend most of my savings on a two-month long journey to South Africa. I had searched online and read good reviews about Global Vision International (GVI), but I did'nt know anyone in person who had been volunteering with GVI. I had never been outside of Europe, never traveled … Continue reading How volunteering in South Africa changed my perspective on life and traveling
How to tackle loneliness on your solo trip
By Female Traveling Ornithologist (last updated February 2023) This post is about changing your mind. Feeling lonely or even anxiety as you are experiencing everything on your own as a solo traveler. Maybe you know the feeling already. The trip, the people, the weather is nothing like you expected. You are stuck in a foreign … Continue reading How to tackle loneliness on your solo trip
Fundraising for small scale projects
How to successfully do fundraising to travel abroad during a Master's, undergraduate or gap year activity! By Traveling female ornithologist One happy biologist collecting and sampling invertebrates in the Kenyan Mountains! Fundraising is hard work! It is heartbreaking, when you get decline email after decline. If you put a serious effort into it, you can … Continue reading Fundraising for small scale projects