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Fågelintresse: En studie kring hur fågelintresset ser ut i Sverige idag och vad som gör folk intresserade av fåglar.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Bird interest : A study on how the bird interest appears in Sweden today and what it is that makes people become interested in birds. (English)
Abstract [en]

The interest in birds has had a rapid increase since the 1800 century. Nowadays the interest is especially big in the US and UK. The aim of this study was to see if the interest in birds followed the same pattern here in Sweden, as well as to see why people get interested in birds to begin with. To answer the purposes of the study, questionnaires were handed out to people in the age of ten and older. Along with to see how many people were interested in birds, the purpose of the questionnaire was to see whom is interested in birds and if birds had any special meaning to the participants.

The study indicated that the interest followed the same path here in Sweden as in the US and UK. Women were more interested in birds than men and the interest increased with age. The average bird enthusiast was a woman between 45 and 54 years old. However one can’t wholly tell why people are interested in birds, since the interest in birds lies within the people themselves. One can though say that birds and birding have physical and psychological health benefits, which could be a reason for their allure. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 17 p.
Keyword [en]
Birds, Bird interest, Sweden
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105447OAI: diva2:825525
Educational program
University Programme in Nature Guiding
Available from: 2015-10-26 Created: 2015-06-23 Last updated: 2015-10-26Bibliographically approved

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