News 2023

Find out what’s happening at Sunbird Images down below

December 2023

It's official!

The book is now an official SPIEGEL Bestseller with according sticker 🙂

November 2023

An early Christmas gift 😉

Tobias Goldschmidt, the Minister for Energy Transition, Climate Protection, Environment and Nature of Schleswig Holstein and Jan Lindenau, the Mayor of the city of Lübeck, received the NABU Bird Book as a gift at the NABU representative meeting

November 2023

A SPIEGEL Bestseller!

Our NABU-Vogelbuch made it to rank 7 on the SPIEGEL Bestseller list Natur & Garten!!!

October 2023

Book Fair 2023

Meeting with current and potential partners to work on joint projects while enjoying the great atmosphere at this year’s book fair.

October 2023

A Sunbirder in Honduras

Initiated by Weitblick, an NGO that organises and supports educational projects worldwide, Fabian spent several weeks in a little village in Honduras to combine is passion for both nature and education.

An enthusiastic ornithologist, Fabian set out on a mission to map the diverse bird species in the area and was fascinated by the vibrant plumage and melodic calls of the native avian inhabitants.

A passionate teacher as well he not only got them excited in the topic by classroom teaching, but also by the power of hands-on experiences organising bird-watching expeditions. Equipped with binoculars and cameras and the participants learnt to identify various species and understand their critical role in the ecosystem on captivating excursions.

October 2023

Bird of the Year 2024

The lapwing was voted Bird of the Year 2024!

The “trickster of the skies” as it is also called, used to be seen very often, but is now considered critically endangered.

Almost 120,000 people took part in the election initiated by the NABU! Below is a plate from our NABU Vogelwelt App which shows the most striking features for identification.

For more information click on the link below 🙂

October 2023

Sunbird continues to grow

We are very happy to welcome Dennis to our team!

Dennis is not only an enthusiastic ‘IT guy’ but also a nature lover and will support Sunbird as an app developer.

For more information on Dennis and his job at Sunbird visit our Team Page

September 2023

Fish Talk

Peter gives a talk on “Seascape guardians: empowering divers and snorkelers with an AI fish identification app for conservation” at the 21st International FishBase and SeaLifeBase Symposium at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren in Belgium.


September 2023

Book Publication

It is finally here!!

We are very proud to present “Das NABU-Vogelbuch”, a new standard work for recognizing and identifying the most common birds in Germany with over 1,000 unique photos, written by Peter and Fabian and published in collaboration with the NABU und KOSMOS publishing.
An identification book for the whole family!
Each purchase of this book supports NABU bird protection!

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August 2023

Feather Podcast

What do our hair and feathers have in common? Can feathers reflect invisible light? And: Can I actually collect feathers?

Fabian, Marten, and Peter take you into the fascinating world of bird feathers.

July 2023

Global Bird Fair 2023

Sunbird again managed to be represented with its own stand at the 2023 Global Bird Fair!

And got visited by a giant kingfisher at the stand 😉

June 2023


Invited to the NABUsalon to discuss biodiversity issues and network with illustrious guests such as Cem Özdemir, the Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture of the Federal Republic of Germany

June 2023

Sunbird Team Meeting

Discussing current and future Sunbird projects at the annual Summer Team Meeting while introducing the offspring to the job 😉

May 2023

Featured by Apple

We are very proud our Nabu Vogelwelt App has been featured by Apple – an accolade in the field!

May 2023

On Federal TV!

The team of the popular TV show “Drehscheibe” was in Wülfrath, Sunbird’s headquarters, today, looking for local citizens with an interesting job to share information about with the viewers. And by accident the TV team came across Peter’s mother-in-law who saw them filming a bird at the local pond and who then called Peter.

Watch for yourself how the story unfolds…

April 2023

Another app in the Charts

“Vögel in Österreich” made it to number 12 in the Overall (!) Apple Top Charts! Thus now ranking ahead of Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, and TikTok 🙂

April 2023

Number 1 in the Charts

Our app “Vogelführer Birdlife Schweiz” made it to rank number 1 in the Apple Reference Charts!

March 2023

BVMW Future Day

Invited by The German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses to participate in the Future Day for SMEs in Berlin with top-class speakers such as the Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner.

January 2023

New app to come

Having signed the contract just two days before Christmas last year, 2023 starts with the work on “OisApp”, the new bird app with our BirdLife Partner LPO in France.