24 December 2021

The "Fold it paper birds" by Biotope

The Steller´s Eider, King Eider and Harlequin Duck paper ´fold-it´ birds have spread their wings far and wide! We have given away hundreds of sheets at birding / outdoors festivals, as well as selling them to people visiting us at our office. We have also sent them to people around the world who have asked us for them. Now we want to give them away for free - as digital high resolution jpg-files. In the blogpost text below you will find links to the 3 different species we have made. So, if you want a do-it-yourself-challenge: Print the preferred bird species, preferably in A2 width (but A3 works as well, or just combine two A3´s) and fold away! The Steller´s Eider is the easiest to make (still. a challenge though! See video below), while the King Eider and Harlequin are tricky and very tricky! 

If you make a paper bird: feel free to share an image with us, through our social media! Thanks. 

Also: After years of leaving this website / blog non-active we're thinking of bringing some blog updates back to life. Some things are worth sharing, perhaps not in a website form, but just a small snippets of info, photos, videos etc, every once in a while. For the past years we have mostly posted news and views on our social media plattforms, but it just might be time to bring the blog back to life...

Steller´s Eider

Download link to the full resolution jpg-file for the Steller´s Eider paper bird
(note: copy the link into the browser  - and voila!)

Steller´s Eider, Vardø, Varanger, Norway - photo; Tormod Amundsen

A quick ´how to´ movie of the making of a Steller´s Eider paper bird: 
Also find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBPclSVjCMM

King Eider

Download link to the King Eider paper bird:

King Eider, Båtsfjord, Varanger, Norway - photo; Tormod Amundsen

Harlequin Duck

Download link to the Harlequin Duck paper bird:

Harlequin Duck, Myvatn, Iceland  - photo; Tormod Amundsen

Getting the duck photos.... 

Stay tuned...

Best wishes - and happy Christmas - Tormod A. / www.biotope.no