The Project Team
A short introduction
“I find bird migration to be one of the most fascinating topics there is. Unfortunately, many people only know it from television. But it takes place right on our doorstep.
You can get a really good feel for it through the black-headed gulls that come every winter to our Bavarian cities.”
Dr. Stefan Böger
“Out of the cooperation with Philipp in the Bavaria-wide project natur.digital came the idea to develop the Landshuter Lachmöwen project (the Black-Headed Gulls of Landshut) into our joint project Mitmachmöwen, in which I address together with Anna the Middle Franconian black-headed gulls – or should that be the European ones?”
is a landscape ecologist and has been responsible for ESD/environmental education at the city of Nuremberg since 2001. She enthusiastically manages the Centre for Energy and Environmental Education at Lake Wöhrder See and has been actively involved in the project Lebensraum Burg for many years. She is our specialist for Mitmachmöwen-related environmental education and events in Nuremberg.
“From our terrace you can watch wonderful birds – in particular, now in autumn the black-headed gulls, which spend the winter here around the lake!”
is a geoecologist, environmental planner and the biodiversity manager at the Government of Middle Franconia. A keen traveller and nature enthusiast, she really enjoys the natural world and being out in the countryside and, most recently, observing black-headed gulls.
“Fortunately, black-headed gulls are really easy to spot. By drawing on your ring reports, we can find out more together about the history and migration routes of the black-headed gulls. It’s really interesting to observe the international guests that visit our cities in winter. I can’t wait to discover more about our feathery friends! Welcome!”
is a biologist and ornithologist who has worked as an environmental educator in education for sustainable development since 2001. She has been working as a freelancer since 2018. In cooperation with the Centre for Energy and Environmental Education at Lake Wöhrder See, she is developing an educational concept on black-headed gulls aimed at different target groups.
“Mitmachmöwen awakens in me my old passion for the research on bird migration that I used to do way back at the start of my professional career. I want to share this passion and inspire ‘researchers’, both big and small, to become actively involved through offering exciting projects and programmes!”
Nicole Sillner & Fabian Jankl
Nicole Sillner is a communication designer who focuses on the environment and sustainability. Together with database professional and programmer Fabian Jankl, she brings nature conservation and environmental education projects such as mitmachmoewen.de to life.
“The more intimately we are connected to nature, discovering its diversity, uniqueness and beauty, the deeper our awareness of conservation becomes. When you observe black-headed gulls, you’re not only highly entertained, but the reports also contribute to a more indepth understanding of the lives of these gregarious master thieves!”