Welcome to my website!
This is my personal website where you can find information about myself and my research activities as well as reports (not only) from my field trips.
Right now I’m currently working as a part of a team trying to help to get rid of the so called temperate zone bias in avian ecology. Recently I defended a Master’s thesis, a subpart of a project about sexual selection in a small songbird, the Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella). Last but not least I am involved in a carnivore monitoring project in different habitats across Central European landscape.
Autumn migration 2018
21st January, 2019 | Trip reports
Well, autumn… I started writing this article in mid-august. But for ornithologist from temperate regions of the northern hemisphere autumn does begin in August, or even late July. That is the time when first of the long-distance migrants begin their journey south. In Europe, these soon-departing species include mainly the Marsh Warblers, Red-backed Shrikes, Collared Flycatchers and among others the two species of nightingales. You can find such species also among the non-passerines. Perhaps the most well-known is the Common Swift... Read more
Field season 2018. Or at least part of it…
4th January, 2019 | Trip reports
Field season of our comparative project recently reached its end this year. Well, at least its “temperate breeding” part, as I call it. Then there is still the “temperate wintering” part, which is quickly approaching, and the tropical part. Just to make sure you do not think that we would be doing nothing for the rest of the year :) But after the end of “temperate breeding part”, there is a short time frame which can be used for other bird ringing activities (e.g. tapping into the fall migration) or other things. Such as holiday, maybe... Read more
Robins and Chats by Peter Clement and Chris Rose – review
11th November, 2018 | Reviews
The Robins and Chats authored by Peter Clement and Chris Rose published by Christopher Helm in 2015 (ISBN: 9780713639636) is part of the “new” series of Helm ID guides which apart from colour plates contains also some colour photographs of birds, colour maps and in some cases also spectrograms of bird songs... Read more
Major update to the gallery
31st July, 2018 | News & updates
Dear visitors of my website,
today a major update to the gallery was made: photos of 427 individual birds were uploaded. That means that the total number of birds available in the gallery is right now 609 individuals, of 66 species in 24 families... Read more