Mittwoch, 31. Dezember 2014

New Year's Eve at the Sandai Farm in Kenya


Coming from Nyansiongo, we are on our way to the Sandai Farm near Nyeri.

Montag, 29. Dezember 2014


29. - 31.12.2014

The next days we escape from the noisy city life and relax in the village of Nyansiongo.

Freitag, 26. Dezember 2014


26. - 28.12.2014

On christmas Dennis and me are flying to Nairobi in Kenya!

Montag, 8. September 2014

пока Казахстан, привет родина!


Today I'm flying home from Almaty over Istanbul to Berlin.

Dienstag, 2. September 2014


27.08. - 08.09.2014

I finished my work in Kazakhstan! So the next two weeks I can relax in Almaty (at least most of the time).

Sonntag, 31. August 2014

Bird watching at Lake Sorbulaq


This morning professor Nurtazin, Jewgeni, Azim and me meet early in Almaty, because we want to go to the Sorbulaq Lake, which is a nice bird watching site.

Freitag, 29. August 2014

Hiking in the Medeu Mountains


Sylvia and Svea, two german girls from the hostel, and me make a trip to the Медеу (Medeu) mountains today.

Freitag, 22. August 2014

Пока База Делта

22. - 26.08.2014

The last not so nice stay in Basa Delta.

Mittwoch, 20. August 2014

The life in a kazakh village


In the village of Kuygan we always stay in Kasina's house.

Samstag, 16. August 2014

My last bird observations in Kuygan

16. - 26.08.2014

Let's go to my last fieldwork round!

Freitag, 15. August 2014

Stopover in Almaty


Walking through Almaty for a couple of hours.

Mittwoch, 13. August 2014

Ala Artscha


Together Dima, Vero and I hike to the waterfall of Ала-Арча (Ala Artscha) just south of Bishkek today.

Dienstag, 12. August 2014

My visit at the kyrgyz NABU in Bishkek


Dima and me visit the kyrgyz NABU in Bishkek today.

Sonntag, 10. August 2014

Бишкек сверху


International come together over the roofs of Bishkek.

Samstag, 9. August 2014

Trekking to the Kel-Tor Lake in Kyrgyzstan


The hike to the Kel-Tor Lake at an altitude of about 2700 m is not far from Bishkek and really nice to escape from the city for one day.

Donnerstag, 7. August 2014


7. - 14.08.2014

During my field work time of three month in Kazakhstan, I spend one week in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. I have to refresh my visa, so I'm not here for fun (; But during the waiting time of one week, I use the time to explore Bishkek by walking, go shopping at the bazaars and relax in the big banya as well as go hiking in the mountains and meet lots of new people.

Mittwoch, 6. August 2014

Sightseeing in Almaty


This morning I meet Nurgul, who is my personal guide for a sightseeing tour through Almaty this day. She shows me around in her city and betrays the nice sights of Almaty to me.

Montag, 4. August 2014

Әл-Фараби атындағы Қазақ ұлттық университеті

04. - 06.08.2014

This monday I finish my second fieldwork round. That means now I can go back to the comfortable city life.

Samstag, 2. August 2014

Viktor's birthday in Aral Tobe


This day we spend in Aral Tobe to belated celebrate Viktor's birthday.

Sonntag, 27. Juli 2014

Boat trip to the Balkhash lake

27. - 31.07.2014

When I was in Kuygan the last time together with Clare, we wanted to make a trip to the Balkhash Lake. Unfortunately it didn't work out. But this time I have more luck.

Samstag, 26. Juli 2014

Bees at the hydro station in Aral Tobe


In Aral Tobe Ayan, Viktor and me search the hydro station to get data for Niels about water flows in the delta.

Montag, 21. Juli 2014

On kazakh roads within the delta

21. - 25.07.2014

For my data collection I need to go to every observation sides four times. That means we are driving in circles within the delta. Now my third bird observation round starts.

Donnerstag, 17. Juli 2014

Back at Kunawski Bridge

17. - 20.07.2014

I'm back at the Kunawski Bridge, Clare is gone and it's the first, time that I'm alone only with kazakh people.

Sonntag, 13. Juli 2014

Vivid diversity in Kuygan

13. - 16.07.2014

We are off to our next fieldwork round.

Freitag, 11. Juli 2014

Visiting Azim's village

11. - 12.07.2014

This friday we get up early, because Azim and me start our trip to Kyrgyzstan in the morning.

Montag, 7. Juli 2014

Big city life in Almaty

07. - 11.07.2014

Our first fieldwork round is over. Now we are back in the big city of Almaty.

Kazakh eagle


On our way from the fieldwork back to Almaty we stop for some sightseeing,

Freitag, 4. Juli 2014

Birds, soil and fish in Basa Delta

02. - 06.07.2014

After four days of bird observations and soil sampling at the Kunawski Bridge with Clare and Ruslan, we visit Basa Delta together with Viktor for my secound round of bird observations and more soil sampling of Clare. Ruslan and me were in Basa Delta before and now we show Clare and Viktor around the tourist station. We meet lots of fisher tourists, get to know the workers in Basa Delta better and concentrate on our work. I'm still observing birds and Clare examines ground water and soil composition at the island. Besides we are enjoying our time ...

Samstag, 28. Juni 2014

поломка двигателя


On our way from Kuygan to the Kunawski Bridge, in the middle of the hot, dry and very sunny steppe, we have a breakdown ...

Dienstag, 24. Juni 2014


23. - 27.06.2014

Kuygan is a small village in the Balkhash region in Kazakhstan. The village is only 10 km away from the Balkhash lake. A river runs through and afterwards flows into the lake. This location causes a very good possibilty for fishing industry. So most people living in the village Kuygan work as fisherman. Just as Kasina, the lady that hosts us in her house. She is the manager of one of the little harbours in the village.
Also the kazakh working group, we are cooperating with, concerns oneself with fish research. Three of the five kazakh students, that are helping me, are examining fish properties in different areas of Kazakhstan for their thesis.
I use the location of Kuygan as another observation site for my bird studies. Here I do observations directly at the river, but also in the steppe around the village.

Sonntag, 22. Juni 2014

Reed and Birds


The next three month of my fieldwork in Kazakhstan are all about reed (Phragmites communis) and birds in the Ili Delta.

Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2014

База Делта

18. - 21.07.2014

Basa Delta is a tourist station for fishing, that is located in the middle of the Ili Delta in Kazakhstan. To get there one's have to beat a long journey. With the car you can almost get from Karaoy to Basa Delta. But the tourist station is located on an island, so the last 10 km you have to conquer by boat.
For me Basa Delta is the perfect place to do bird observations for my masterthesis.

Dienstag, 17. Juni 2014

Long way to Basa Delta


Today we try to go to Basa Delta, where I will do my first bird observations. But getting there is a big journey ...

Montag, 16. Juni 2014

Into the fiels of Kazakhstan


Today I am going into my fieldwork area in Kazakhstan. The next three month I will work in the Balkash area. The Balkash Lake is located 400 km in the northwest of Almaty. It is about 600 km long and really shallow. The Ili river flows into the Balkash Lake. In the south east of the lake, at the mouth, there arises the big Ili Delta. And this is my fieldwork area!

Samstag, 14. Juni 2014

немного Алматы


маленький осмотр достопримечательностей в Алматы.
Ein kleines Sightseeing in Almaty.

Donnerstag, 12. Juni 2014

поехали в Алматы


Auf geht's nach Almaty!

Mittwoch, 14. Mai 2014

Lüneburger Vogelfauna


Im Mai dreht sich bei mir alles um Vögel!

Sonntag, 11. Mai 2014

CO2 knows no borders


Heute morgen macht die NAJU Delegation deutlich, dass es CO2 total egal ist, wo sich Ländergrenzen befinden.

Samstag, 10. Mai 2014

EYE 2014 in Straßburg


Heute besuche ich beim EYE zwei Veranstaltungen zu den Themen "Europäische Werte: Global Player or Fair Player" und Nachhaltigkeit.

Freitag, 9. Mai 2014

Die NAJU beim European Youth Event


Dieses Wochenende findet das European Youth Event (EYE) in Straßburg statt. 5000 Jugendliche werden erwartet, um ihre „Ideen für ein besseres Europa“ zusammen zu bringen und ihre Meinungen austauschen. Natürlich ist die NAJU auch mit dabei, um ihre Positionen einzubringen!

Sonntag, 27. April 2014

1. Düsseldorfer Marathon für Mutti


Diesen Sonntag laufen 14 000 Teilnehmer aus 76 Nationen beim Düsseldorfmarathon mit. Und meine Mutti ist auch dabei!

Freitag, 25. April 2014



Ein Besuch in der größten Stadt der Schweiz.

Donnerstag, 24. April 2014

Lago Maggiore


Ein entspannter Tag am zweitgrößten See Italiens.

Mittwoch, 23. April 2014

Val Grande


Wandertour im Nationalpark Val Grande

Montag, 21. April 2014

Bella Italia


Nächster Stop: La Bella Italia

Samstag, 19. April 2014

La France méditerranéenne


Heute haben wir unser Ferienhaus in Saintes Maires de la Mer hinter uns gelassen.

Donnerstag, 17. April 2014



Ein Tag in der schönen Stadt Arles

Mittwoch, 16. April 2014

Parc ornithologique de Pont-de-Gau


Unser heutiges Ausflugsziel ist der Parc ornithologique de Pont-de-Gau.

Dienstag, 15. April 2014

Aigues Mortes - Le sel de la vie


Das schöne kleine Städtchen Aigues Mortes ist von beeindruckenden Stadtmauern umgeben und bekannt für das "Salz des Lebens", welches hier in einer riesigen Saline abgebaut wird.

Montag, 14. April 2014

Saintes Maries de la Mer


Heute erkunden Dennis und ich unseren schönen Ferienort Saintes Maries de la Mer in der Camargue in Frankreich.

Sonntag, 13. April 2014

Partir en congé


Es geht Richtung Urlaub!

Samstag, 1. März 2014

Ein viertel Jahrhundert


Heut ist mein Geburtstag, darum feiern wir ...

Samstag, 25. Januar 2014

Die NAJU besucht Baumbesetzer im Hambacher Forst


Beim ersten Bundesjugendbeirat (BuJuBei) der NAJU im Jahr 2014 in Köln besuchen wir die Umweltaktivisten im Hambacher Forst.

Freitag, 3. Januar 2014

Naturschutztage am Bodensee 2014

03. - 05.01.2014

Am ersten Wochenende des Jahres 2014 bin ich wieder bei den Naturschutztagen am Bodensee vom NABU und BUND Baden-Württemberg dabei. Und ganz besonders schön ist, dass ich dieses Jahr Begleitung von Dennis habe!