ornithologist - conservation biologist - author - filmmaker
photo courtesy of Mari Gray
Current projects (2019-2023):
Film "Wild Subtentants - Conservation of Birds and Bats in Vienna" - watch here
Book "Birdwatching" (German) - Kosmos Verlag
TV documentary "Life on the Wing" - ORF Universum
Book "Unsere Vogelwelt" (German) - Servus Verlag
Book "Birds of Austria" (German) - 2nd edition, Kosmos Verlag
TV documentary "Urban Wildlife - Mysterious Animals in City Parks" (German) – 3sat
Book "Handbook of Birdwatching" (German) - Kosmos Verlag
TV documentary "Bird Conservation in Austria" (German) - 3sat
My life has been revolving about nature, birds in particular, since I can remember. What may have started as a rather unusual children's pastime with watching garden birds after school in my hometown Graz, Austria, turned into a life-defining pursuit.
Passing on this fascination for nature and generating appreciation for animals, plants and habitats is at the center of many projects of mine.
Currently I'm focusing on writing, filmmaking, conservation, BirdLife Austria's Avifaunistic Committee, bird ringing and other research projects.
Photography accompanies me nearly as long as does birdwatching. My photographic work not only aims at documenting natural history. I also put emphasis on the aesthetics of my wildlife photography. Images haven been and are being published in media around the world.
Being born in a family of printers, graphic design and layout have been influencing my work at all time.
Birding with Swarovski Optik, films produced in 2019 and 2015.