• Lecture 2016

    Return of the Bearded Vulture to the Alps

  • Speaker

    Hansruedi Weyrich

  • Location

    Füür­wehr­saal

  • time

    Friday, May 6, 2016, 11.00

Return of the Bearded Vulture to the Alps

The bearded vulture is back in the Alps. Hansruedi Weyrich has been photographing this species and the habitat in which this majestic bird lives for several years. In addition to a report on the release of the young birds Sempbach, Trudi and Ewolina in 2015 on the Frutt (Obwalden), it documents the work of the biologists with the young birds. 2015 was the most successful bearded vulture year with 11 wild broods and 3 released young birds in Switzerland. In addition to a lot of important information about the bearded vulture, Hansruedi also shows photos of brown alps and golden eagles, which can also be observed in this alpine habitat.

Hansruedi Weyrich

Hansruedi Weyrich - portrait authorSwiss nature photographer. In 2014 he was one of the winners of the prestigious GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year photo competition. Hansruedi Weyrich has been intensively involved in animal photography for over 20 years. His pictures are published in specialist publications and adorn the front pages of magazines. In 2013 he published his first illustrated book about his encounters with the Kodiak bears. His favorite motifs are bearded vultures, which he finds in the Alps above the tree line. He is Vice President of Swiss Nature Photographers.

www.weyrichfoto.ch