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2010-01-07

Open Swedish Championship in birdwatching 2010

The final arrangements in this year's edition of the Open Swedish Championship in birdwatching are set. As usual, very exclusive optics from Swarovski in prices. Click on Open Swedish Championship in birdwatching for more details in the menu to the left.

Good luck all!

2009-10-05

Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching 2009

Once again Mattias Nordlund from Luleå, Sweden, won, not only fame but also a Telescope ATS 80 HD with zoom ocular from Swarovski Optics! Congratulations!

The complete result list below:

  • 1:st Caspia (Mattias Nordlund, Luleå).
  • 2:nd Cochoa (Johannes Rydström, Växjö).
  • 3:rd Udo Dirkschneider (Petter Simonsson, Tungelsta).
  • 4:th Jakob72 (Per Jakobsson, Solna).
the Audience contest was won by Tomas Lundkvist. He wins a gift card of SEK 2000 to Gunnar Olssons Photoshop.
  • 1:st Tomas Lundkvist, 29 points. Wins a gift card of SEK 2000 to Gunnar Olssons Photoshop!
  • 2:nd Per Österman, 27 points. Wins a gift card of SEK 1000 to Gunnar Olssons Photoshop!
  • 3:rd Markus Tallroth, 26 points.
  • 3:rd Linus Hedh, 26 points.
  • 5:th Gabriel Norevik, 25 points.
  • 6:th Anton Arnesson, 24 points.
Congratulations all! Picturees from the event will soon be posted.

2009-10-02

Final

The final in the Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching starts at 18:00 in the film room at restaurant Fågel Blå at Ottenby, Öland. Please come and visit, and participate in the audience contest. Prizes worth several thousand SEK are on stake! The restaurant Fågel Blå also offers coffee and apple pie for free. Welcome!

2009-09-01

Play off has started!

The play off to reach the final in Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching has started. You who have qualified gots seven tries each on the special play off site (click on the link "Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching" in teh menu to the left. Good luck!

2008-11-30

Cybird-photografer of the year

Martin Rydberg has been awarded the title "the photographer of the year" of 2008. This because he has contributed with more than 2000 photos.
Unfortunately he has no web gallery, so the best way to see his photos is by playing X! at Cybird.
Martin wins a gift card of SEK 1000 to Gunnar Olssons photo! Congratulations!

2008-10-31

Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching 2009

The qualification to has started. Thie prize table this year will be very much the same as earlier years, that is high quality optics from Swarovski.
The three best month tickers as well as the ones with highscore in X! and Skvirp! each month will qualify to play off.
The ten best year tickers of 2008 will also qualify år 2009.
Good luck!

2008-10-05

The final is settled

After a very hard and even struggle the Open Swedish Championship in birdwatching 2008 is settled. For the third time it became Mattias Nordlund from Luleå, Sweden! He won the title and the Telescope ATS 80 HD with zoom ocular from Swarovski!

Congratulations Mattias!

The complete result list as below:

  • 1:st Caspia (Mattias Nordlund, Luleå), 40 points.
  • 2:nd Tomaiii (Tomas Sandling, Luleå), 34 points.
  • 3:rd Udo Dirkschneider (Petter Simonsson, Farsta (Stockholm), 32 points (+ 9 points points in the extra round).
  • 4:th Jakob72 (Per Jakobsson, Solna), 32 points (+ 6 points points in the extra round).
The result in the audience contest became:
  • 1:a Gabriel Norevik, 28 points. He wins th compact binoculars from Swarovski!
  • 2:a Aron Edman, 28 points (2:a by lot). He wins a gift card to Gunnar Olssons Photo worth SEK 1000!
  • 3:a Lasse Linde, 27 points. He wins a gift card to Gunnar Olssons Photo worth SEK 1000!
Congratulations to all! More information and pictures will soon be published.

2008-10-02

Final!

At Saturday forth of October the final in the Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching starts at 18:00 in the film room next to restaurant Fågel Blå in Ottenby.

Welcome to visit us and watch the four finalists fight about fame and very nice prizes.
As usual we also arrange an audience competition with very nicy prizes, among them a Swarovski compact binoculars and some gift cards to Gunnar Olsson Photo.
The restaurant Fågel Blå will also offer coffee/tea and some apple pie (for free).

2008-09-15

The play off is over

The following have qualified to the final in the Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching 2008:
  • Caspia (Mattias Nordlund)
  • Jakob72 (Per Jakobsson)
  • AndersEriksson (Anders Eriksson)
  • Tomaiii (Tomas Sandling)
5:th and 6:th place wins gift cards to Gunnar Olssons Photo:
  • Udo Dirkschneider (Petter Simonsson)
  • Albin (Albin Lundkvist)
Congratulations to all!

2008-08-14

Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching 2008

Play off will soon start, and the four with the best result will go to the final live at Ottenby, Öland. More details will come.
The prizes will be much alike the ones last year, that is high quality optics from Swarovski!
More information will follow.

2008-04-21

New server

The first of May we will get a new server here at Cybird. The site will then be temporarily closed.
At the latest we the site will be opened again at the fifth of may.

2007-11-01

Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching 2008

The Open Swedish Championship in Birding 2008 has begun!

The five best month tickers during November och December will go to the next round.

The contest will be very much alike this years, that is a final live at Öland in the Autumn 2008 and very exclusiv prizes from Swarovski Optik.

2007-10-15

The final is settled!

Swedish Champion in the year of 2007 is Mattias Nordlund, player name Caspia! Read more about it by clicking on the link "Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching" in the menu to the left!

2007-09-16

Finalists 2007

After a very hard battle the following have qualified to the final at Öland 13/10:
  • Caspia, 638 points.
  • Petter, 623 points.
  • Silltruten, 606 points.
  • Jakob72, 606 points.
The following won gift cards to Gunnar Olsson photo:
  • Alfie, 604 points, Gift card worth SEK 2000.
  • Tomaiii, 489 points, Gift card worth SEK 1000.
  • Gladan, 474 points, Gift card worth SEK 1000.
  • Manfredo, 464 points, Gift card worth SEK 1000.
  • Powe, 455 points, Gift card worth SEK 1000.
All results can be read by clicking at "Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching" in the menu to the left.
Congratulations to all!

2007-08-31

Time for playoff!

The four players who have collected the most months ticks in September until 16 / 9 will be able to participate in the finals on Öland 13/10. More information can be found by clicking on "Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching" in the menu to the left. 5:th to 8:th place will receive a gift certificates to Gunnar Olsson Photo shop worth SEK 1000. Good luck!

2007-07-07

Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching 2007

The prizes are of the Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching is now clear. It will be exactly the same as last year that is high-quality optics from Swarovski! See price table by clicking "Play SM" in the menu to the left. If you are not qualified for finals you can do it until last August, by collecting months ticks on www.cybird.se. The top three tickers of August will qualify. More information will come.

2007-05-01

Cybird will soon be free to play!

From July 1 this year Cybird will be completely free! This means that anyone can collect tick and thus win the qualifying slots to the Swedish Championship in Birdwatching.

This is possible thanks to our sponsors!

2007-03-01

Qualifiers this month:

The following are ready for the end game in the Open Swedish Championship.
  • Manfredo
  • Gladan
  • Jakob72
More information if you click at the link "Open Swedish Championship in birdwatchin" in the menu to the left.

2007-02-01

Results in the qualification of the Open Swedish Championship of January

The following has qualified:

- Perisoreus
- Alfie
- Petter

Good luck!!!

2007-01-18

Open Championship in Birdwatching 2007

Swarovski Optik is the main sponsors and will contribute to a price table similar to the one in 2006.
More details will come, but in brief, the rules will look like:
1. To participate, you must be a paying member of Cybird.
2. The three with the most monthsticks every month until August will qualify for finals.
3. Exactly how the playoffs or finals will go is still unclear.
4. The competion has already started. (The three best tickers of the month for january 2007 will qualify.)

2007-01-02

Awards Ceremony

Best ticker of the year in 2006 was Anders Adolfsson, player name Silltruten! He received 654 ticks a new record, and thus win a gift voucher of 2000 SEK to Gunnar Olsson photo. Congratulations!

Bird book was won by Perisoreus. Congratulations!
Alfie won a double-CD from the SNF. Congratulations!

We will soon with information about SM and further races in 2007 will look like. There is still a bit unclear how it looks with the sponsors for 2007, but we hope to have the same races again this year.

We at Cybird wish everyone a happy new year!

2006-10-29

New pictures!

5487 new pictures and about 150 new species has been uploaded to Cybird!

Do you have any bird images you want others who plays games at Cybird to see? Please let me know if so! All pictures are welcome.

2006-10-16

The open Swedish Championship in birdwatching has been settled!

Mattias Nordlund from Luleå, player name caspia, won. First Prize: A Telescope Spotting Scope ATS 80 HD with eyepiece from Swarovski was the first prize. Congratulations!

Anders Adolfsson, Silltruten, came 2:nd and won the binocular EL 8,5 x 42.

Petter Ohlsson, Petter, from Ludvika came on 3:rd place and won the binocular SLC 8 X 30.

Andreas Tranderyd, Addie, finnished 4:th and won the pocket binoculars 8 X 20.

Janis von Heyking won the audience contest, a pocket binoculars 8 X 20.

All optics from Swarovski!

Congratulations all!

2006-10-05

Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching

At Saturday 14/10 it's time for the second final in the Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching: It starts at 17:30 at the restaurant Blue Bird in Ottenby at Öland!

Please come and see the thrilling battle between the four finalists! Just like last year, we will hold a public contest, and the first prize this year is a 8x20 pocket binoculars from Swarovski. Even more prizes will be awarded, including bird books from Naturbokhandeln Bookstore. One tip is to come a bit earlier because the number of seats is limited.

Throughout the day until around 16:00, we will also be available in Naturbokhandeln (Bookshop) at Stenhusa gård where we will arange a Cybird contest. Please come and visit us and take the chance to win a Manfrotto stand!

2006-09-25

Finals in Open swedish Championship in birdwatching is Settled!

The following players have won a place in the finals on Öland 14/10.
  • 1:a Caspia
  • 2:a Addie
  • 3:a Petter
  • 4:a Silltruten
Congratulations!

2006-09-01

Finals in Open Swedish Championship in birdwatching has started!

It eventually became 40 people who qualified for finals. Click on the "Open swedish Championsship" on the left to come to the game site. Finals will run to 24 / 9. More information will be found in the final game site.
Good luck!

2006-07-01

Winners

The following have won prizes:
Addie won the gift card in 1000 SEK to Gunnar Olsson Photo by collecting most months ticks.
Perisoreus won a double-CD of bird sounds from the Swedish Society for Nature Protection by getting the best results in Skvirp.
Julinder won a bird book from Wahlström & Widstrand by getting the best results in X!
Congratulations all!

2006-06-08

Swarovski Optik becomes new sponsor of Cybird!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Cybird Swarovski Optik has taken over the role as main sponsor.

Thus, we can publish the new price table for MP in bird-watching (click on the "play MP" in the menu on the left).

We would also like to advise all bird photographers on Swarovski Optik digital photo competition. Read more at their website!

2006-06-01

Bästa kryssare

Flest månadskryss under maj hade Jakob72 som därmed vann presentkortet till Gunnar Olssons foto på 1000 kronor. Grattis Jakob72!

2006-04-03

Winner in X!

Gladan won the gift card in 1000 SEK to Gunnar Olsson photo during the month of March! Congratulations!

2006-01-21

Prize to the best Skvirper

In the coming months we will share a double CD with 197 different bird sounds: Fågelsång from SNF, to the highest score in Skvirp the current month.
However, only those who have not already won this CD.

2005-10-09

The Swedish Championship in Birdwatching 2005 has been settled!

After a very good fight where all the participants showed great knowledge and sportmanship, we had a winner: Anders Eriksson from Solna, Sweden! Congratulations Anders!

Result list:

  • 1:st AndersEriksson (Anders Eriksson, Solna), won the Telescope from Carl Zeiss.
  • 2:a Caspia (Mattias Nordlund, Luleå), won the Victory-binocular from Carl Zeiss.
  • 3:a Petter (Petter Ohlsson, Ludvika), won the Conquest-binocular from Carl Zeiss.
  • 4:a JohanS (Johan Stedt, Kristinehamn), won the Contax-camera from Molfo.
So, everyone won something and I can hardly see any losers here. Congratulations to all!

In short, the final became a very nice event. A very big audience showed up, and it was crowded.

The audience also participated in a special contest, and Jonas Bonnedahl, Kalmar won a Compact binocular from Carl Zeiss. Congratulations to yuo to, Jonas!

More detailed information will be published soon, with some photos from the event.

2005-08-29

Collect month ticks

And win gift certificates to Gunnar Olsson Photo (www.gofoto.se). Now worth SEK 2000! Note, again from September: The same player may only win one gift certificate per year. However, all of which has already won the gift certificate may still win another one. The rule applies from 1/9 2005.

2005-04-27

"Segerstads Fyr" is a new Partner to Cybird!

We are very happy to announce that Christian Cederroth supports us at Cybird. Christian is one of the most skilled birdwatchers in Sweden, and he will help us with securing quality in the game as well as other stuff.
He will also let some winner in a future competition win a weekend long course in birdwatching.
 2009-11-05

The Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching 2010 has started!

From now until Decamber 31 2009 it is possible for everyone to qualify to the playoff next year. In the year of 2010 it will cost some money for administrative costs. More information will come.
The three best month tickers and the ones with highscore of the month in both X! and Skvirp! under November samt December this year will qualify, as well as the ten best year tickers. Good luck!

2009-09-14

The finalists are ready

The play off is over and the following are ready for final live at Ottenby:
  • Caspia
  • Alfie
  • Jakob72
  • Udo Dirkschneider
Please send me an email if you can come to the final 3/10 på Öland!

On fifth place came Tomaiii, who wins a gift card worth SEK 2000 to Gunnar Olssons Foto.

On sixth place came Cochoa, who wins a gift card worth SEK 1000 to Gunnar Olssons Foto.

Congratulations all!

2008-11-30

Digiscoper of the Year

Swarovski Optics annual competions has been settled. See the winning pictures at: Digiscoper of the year. Invitation to all Cybird Photographers: Why not participate in this contest next year? I think many of you have great chanses to reach far in this contest!

2008-09-18

Finalister

Unfortunately Anders Eriksson couldn't participate in the final this year (because he had to do some ringing ocg birds at Svenska Högarna).
Instead the number five of the finalists, Udo Dirkschneider, takes his place. Instead he receives the gift card of SEK 2000 to Gunnar Olssons Photoshop.

Thus the finalists are:

  • Caspia (Mattias Nordlund)
  • Jakob72 (Per Jakobsson)
  • Udo Dirkschneider (Petter Simonsson)
  • Tomaiii (Tomas Sandling)

2008-08-31

Play-off starts today!

In order to qualify to the final in the Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching live at Öland in the 4:th of October you must become one of the four best Cybirders. From 1:st to 14:th of September everyone that have qualified to the play off has the chance.

Click on the link Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching in the menu to the left for more information.

5:th and 6:th place will win gift cards to Gunnar Olssons Photo

2007-12-24

New pictures!

Over 5.000 new birdpictures has been uploaded today!

2007-10-10

Open Swedish Championship in Bridwatching 2007

At Saturday 13/10, 17:30, it's time for the final in the film room at the restaurant Fågel Blå at Öland.

As usual we also hold a audience contest where you can win very nice prizes. First prize in the contest is a Swarovski compact binoculars 8x20. We also got giftcards to Gunnar Olsson photo and bird books from Naturbokhandeln (bookstoer) and Wahlström & Widstrand.

Read more about it by clicking at "Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching" in the menu to the left!

2007-09-08

New species in Cybird

White-winged Scoter is now recognized as a new species! Two pictures of White-winged Scoter has been identified at Cybird. If someone finds more picture of the species please notify us by sending the picture number to us!

2007-08-23

New photos

Today, nearly 2,000 new photos have been uploaded. Images are captured by several photographers, including Albin Lundkvist, Alf Tore Mjøs and Pentti Korhonen. Thank you for allowing us to use your photos!.

2007-01-02

More new pictures

Over 1000 new photos from our two new artists Anna Lindgren and Alf Tore Mjös has been uploaded today.

2006-12-01

Prizes of November

The gift voucher of SEK 1,000 to Gunnar Olsson Photo goes to Manfredo. Congratulations! Alfie wins the bird book "Fåglar" by Wahlström & Widstrand. CD with bird sounds from the SNF was won by Gladur. Congratulations to all!

2006-11-01

Prizes

During Oktober the following won prices:

Perisoreus wins a gift card worth 1000 SEK to Gunnar Olssons photoshop.

Manfredo wins a double-CD with bird sounds from Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.

Gladan wins the bird book.

Congratulations all!

2006-10-01

Prices of September

Hasse A, had most months ticks and receives a gift certificates to SEK 1,000 to Gunnar Olsson photoshop. Caspia won the CD from the SNF and the book from Wahlstrom and Widstrand: "Fåglar". Congratulations!

2006-09-01

Månads priser

Följande har vunnit priser under Augusti månads tävlingar:
Albin vann både presentkortet på 1.000 kr till Gunnar Olssons foto och CD-skivan från SNF, Svenska Naturskydds Föreningen. Grattis Albin!
Stuvaren vann fågelboken från Wahlströms & Widstrand. Grattis du med!

2006-08-01

Winners

Prices during the month of July goes to:
Stuvaren, the best ticker of the month, won a gift card to Gunnar Olsson Photo!
CD from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation goes to Mariposa!
Bird book from Wahlström & Widstrand won by Silltruten!
Congratulations!

2006-06-08

New prizes!

Thanks to Wahlstrom & Widstrand sponsor us with books we can distribute a birdbook monthly to the player who has highscore in X!

Swedish Nature Protection Association sets with more CDs. The double CD Fågelsång will be distributed each month to those who have high scores in Skvirp!

We will not share the same price twice for the same player.

2006-05-01

Winner in Kryss

Anders Adolfsson won gift voucher of 1000 SEK to Gunnar Olsson photo in April by 472 points. Congratulations!

2006-03-11

1272 new pictures!

We are pleased to announce that we received four new Cybird photographers! These are:

  • Pentti Korhonen, Fagersta
  • Martin Rydberg, Ludvika
  • Oskar Arvidsson
  • Petter Ohlsson, Ludvika
Many thanks to all the photographers who let us use their images in X! We hope of course that this might be a good way for photographers to reach a wider audience.

Would you also be a Cybird-photographer? Send us an email to support@cybird.se and talk about what you have, so we agree on something. All pictures are welcome!

2006-02-01

Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching 2006

The Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching has started.

During February to August this year qualification rounds will be held. 39 persons will get the chans to win a seat to the final held at Ottenby, Sweden. Only 4 players will go to the final.

The three best tickers plus the ones with highscore in X! and Skvirp! will each month qualify.

The finalists will all win nice prizes from Swarovski!

To be able to qualify you must be a paying Cybird member.

Good luck all!

2005-11-22

New partner!

Roger Book, one of the leading bird sound recorder in Sweden lets us use his recordings for the new game Skvirp! which will be published soon. Please have a look at his site www.rogerbook.com! From here you can order his recordings.
Skvirp! will work as X! and the game consists of more than 8,000 recordings of almost 600 speices.

2005-10-03

Final in Open Swedish Championship in Birdwatching at Saturday!

Lördagen 8/10 kl 19.00 är det dags för SM-final i cyber-fågelskådning. Den hålls i filmsalen i samma byggnad som restaurang Fågel Blå nere på Ottenby, Ölands södra udde.
Please come and watch the final of the contest now going on for almost six months and see who wins the telescope from Carl Zeiss. Because of the very nice prices (see price table below SM-site) we wxpect a very exciting and hard struggle.

Anyone wishing may also participate in the public contest.

  • First price is a binocular from Carl Zeiss: 10x25 Classic Compact.
  • Fleece sweaters and umbrellas from Maxxium is also at stake.
  • Famous Grouse also has some prizes.
  • In addition, books and more from Naturbokhandeln and SOF be raffled among those participating in the contest.
Free entry of course.