Terje Kolaas has been an active bird watcher, ringer and photographer since 1989. He is educated as a nature conservationist and supervisor.
Besides photographing and guiding, he currently works with the birdwatching products for Norway Nature Travel company, Din Tur,
and he teaches bird identification
at HiNT (Nord-Trøndelag University College). He also runs the birding tour company, Northern Birding
, in addition to being the county chairman of the Norwegian Ornithological Society in Nord-Trøndelag and a member of the regional rarity commite. Since 2000 Terje has been involved in a genetics project under the direction of NTNU (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology) studying house sparrow metapopulations on islands along the coast of Helgeland in Nordland County.
In 2011 Kolaas, in cooperation with Christian Tiller, published the book "Flyktige motiver - kunsten å fotografere fugler" - the bird photographers A-B-C (only in norwegian). See more of Kolaas`best photos on www.terjekolaas.com
In addition to travelling back and forth in Norway, Terje the past few years has visited several other countries searching for birds, including USA, Israel, Iceland, Hungary, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Gambia, Spain (annually) Croatia, Switzerland, Estonia, Portugal, Seychelles etc.
Photo: Knut-Sverre Horn