Europe and Central Asia

Denmark - Dansk Ornitologisk Forening (DOF)

BirdLife Partner

Founded in 1906
14800 members
Staff: 25
Vesterbrogade 140, Copenhagen, DK, DK-1620 Copenhagen V
Tel. +45 3328 3800; Fax +45 3331 2435


Mission of the organisation

Promoting knowledge of birds and support for nature conservation
Protecting birds and improving their habitats nationally and internationall


Key Activities

  • influence legislation and the management of birds and nature in Denmark and abroad
  • be the leading centre for knowledge on birds in Denmark
  • communicate DOF’s knowledge widely under consideration of the various target groups’ needs and skills
  • communicate joy and enthusiasm for birds through positive experiences for members and others
  • make the organisation’s mission known to the Danish people
  • be one of Denmark’s most active green organisations and offer all the possibility to make a positive and noticeable difference for birds and nature

International contacts


Chairman: Egon Østergaard, email: egon.ostergaard@dof.dk
Director: Sigrid Andersen, email: sigrid.andersen@dof.dk


International advisors


Charlotte Mathiassen, e-mail: charlotte.matiassen@dof.dk
Thomas Lehmberg, e-mail: thomas.lehmberg@dof.dk


Recent Achievements


  • Implementing 4 years ATLAS III engaging 1254 volunteers
  • Implementing 3 years international program Integrating Livelihoods and Conservation. People Partner with Nature for Sustainable Living with Birdlife partners in Kenya, Nepal and Uganda
  • Implementing the Common Birds Monitoring program. Yearly report
  • Published Caretaker report – Danish IBA Directory
  • Developing a mobile application for the DOF database
  • Carrying out research for an industrial PhD Citizen Science Based Bird Population Studies
  • Implementing 3 years project Birds Everywhere (Fugle overalt) with the objective of branding birdwatching as a quality of everyday life (incl. Bird guide, application for Bird ID-guide)
  • Implementing 3 years project I watch birds (Jegkiggerpåfugle) project to attract young people
  • Contributing to the IUCN red list index for national red listed birds
  • Delivering data on birds to the Danish Environment Ministry
  • Active member of the Danish NGO 92 Group for Sustainable Development which strives to integrate biodiversity and other ‘green issues’ into Danish development and other policies as well as Danish positions on climate negotiations, the CBD, the SDGs and others

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