Fieldwork is challenging, often satisfying, but always delightful, even though this photo may suggest otherwise …

After working in financial advice for 30 years, I have since 2015 the privilege to do field work for Global Flyway Network. Birds (often) have long legs that can carry colour rings which makes a bird individually recognizable, giving away a piece of his/her life history. That is why I am fixated on the legs of shorebirds.

The shorebirds or waders, both in the East-Atlantic Flyway and in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway, took me from the Dutch Wadden Sea to the Banc d’Arguin in Mauritania, and as far Bohai Bay in China.

Since the establishment of Global Flyway Network, in September 2006, I am also treasurer of the foundation.

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