Birdrace denotes a contest among ornithologists. Goal of the contest is to identify as many different species as possible within the 24 hours of a specific day and within the limits of a particular district. Besides the passion for bird watching the main purpose of a Birdrace lies in the representation of bird protection in public. In addition, third party sponsors are acquired by the teams in order to raise money for a variety of bird protection projects. The pictures were taken during the Birdrace 2012 in the Nationalpark Unteres Odertal, Germany.