Birdwatching in the Digital Age

This video, the first of four, explores the history and evolution of bird watching in Western cultures, particularly in Northern Europe, where it has become a popular leisure activity enjoyed by millions. We learn that birds are not only the focus of bird watchers but also thousands of scientists, hundreds of non-governmental organizations, and policy makers at local, regional, national, and global levels.

It highlights how technology has brought innovation, communication, influence, and continuation to the world of bird watching, resulting in different meanings for different people, ranging from casual encounters with nearby nature to a passion or profession.


This is the first part in a series of four made together with a research team at SLU, Swedish Agricultural University, under Prof. René van der Wal.
The series aims at exploring the changing relationship between us humans and birds.

Filming, animation and compositing by Allusion Film.