Birdparty! Rock’n’Roll about birding.


Finally a recording.

A few (un-)lucky people have had the opportunity to hear Kolibri Expeditions commander-in-chief Gunnar Engblom (that is me!) pluck the guitar and take vocal notes producing something that sounds like music, like at the meet-and-greet in at the Biggest week in Ohio in 2013.

At least I got some laughs!

Vote for one BirdParty.

I said then that I would record the song in a studio with my band soon. It took three years to get off my ass. The time has finally arrived and we are on good way. In fact, we made 3 different versions – and we can’t decide which one to choose. This is why we need you to help us.

Check out the three versions on GunnarEngblom.com and vote for the one you like the best. I am very pleased with the result. So check this out, so you can say that you saw it “before it went viral” 🙂

You also have the opportunity to send us video snips to illustrate the lyrics of the song. This snippets will be made into a YouTube video.

On tour and on record.

During 2016, BIrdparty and the other monster birding hit Swarovski will be released and put onto a CD that you can either purchase from us directly at birding festivals or when taking a Kolibri Expeditions tour. Meet me at the Biggest Week, British Birdfair and Falsterbo Bird Show this year or during lectures in Boston, Norfolk, Stockholm and Chicago. Who knows, apart from the birdtalk, there may also be a performance of Birdparty!


Gunnar Engblom is a Swedish birder who lives in Peru since 1998, where he operates birdwatching and nature tours for Kolibri Expeditions. He is popular guide both for hard core birding groups, as well as for groups who combine nature and culture. He is also a dedicated 3:14 marathon runner, right now training for Chicago Marathon on October 9. And he has a past as sing-songwriting busker in the subway of Stockholm and the punkrock band Guran Guran 25 years ago.

Connect with Gunnar on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

Head photo: Long-billed Murrelet twitch in 2005. Photographer Ian Lewis of GryllosBlog managed to stay cool to win both the twitch and the girl, but this is not always the case.

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