Ulli Hoeger

Ulli Hoeger

Born and raised in Germany, Ulli came to Halifax in 1998. Freshly graduated from the University of Frankfurt his intention was to work for two or three years as a postdoctoral research fellow in the physiology department at Dalhousie University. Life has its own ways and more than a decade later he is still in Halifax, currently teaching biology at Mount Saint Vincent University. Read More

Just a week after his arrival in Halifax Ulli joined the Nova Scotia Bird Society. With his strong interest in birds, birding and nature in general “it was the logical thing to do”. After a weak moment in 2003 he found himself as seasonal editor on the editorial board of Nova Scotia Birds, and in 2007 he somehow became part of the NSBS executive as membership secretary.

Ulli is a self-described non-listing birdwatcher. Rather than chasing after rarities for the next "tick" he prefers to spend time watching and observing birds and their behaviour. Next to birding, wildlife photography is one of his other recreational activities; one that he admits is getting increasingly out of control. As Ulli explains the knowledge of bird behavior that he acquired over time as observant biologist and birder, finding good spots often by retracing past NSBS field trips, and invaluable access to local intelligence from our open and welcoming birding community are key elements to get the kind of wildlife photos he wants to take in a satisfying and safe way. Safe for the photographer and safe for the birds.