Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman
From the establishment in 1998, this website is where a place to find a comprehensive collection of photography and documentary of Anseriformes, ducks, geese, swans and screamers of the world. This website is a celebration to aviculture and bird conservation.
Since childhood, I love to share my passion for breeding waterfowl and bird conservation. Therefore, I launched Harteman Wildfowl. In the late 90's, it was one of the first websites on waterfowl of that size, including all taxa of the world's Anseriformes. In subsequent years, more bird families were added, such as Ciconiiformes (storks and relatives), Columbiformes (pigeons and doves) and Gruiformes (cranes, coots etc.).
In 2005, I was honoured to receive the Hancock Memorial Award from the International Wild Waterfowl Association, for an outstanding contribution to the collective knowledge of waterfowl.
I was able to participate the Sylvan Heights Avian Husbandry & Management Program, as part of the Lis Glassco Hudson Memorial Internship, conducted at Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, North Carolina, USA. To amplify my thoughts and mission I became board member of Aviornis International Netherlands in 2006, an international association for preserving birds in aviculture. From that time I have been responsible for maintaining the Aviornis website, designing promotionals and being contact to zoological societies and educational institutions.
From 2006 untill 2012 I was tutor of animal husbandry and practical trainer of avian husbandry, aviculturist and assessor at Groenhorst Barneveld, vocational college for agriculture in Barneveld, the Netherlands.
In 2012 and 2013 I gained experience as head bird keeping at Vogelpark Avifauna, birdpark in Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands. I left Vogelpark Avifauna in 2013 and returned to teaching at Groenhorst Barneveld again in 2014.
Since October 2014 I am a member of the board of directors of the International Wild Waterfowl Association.
In 2012 I started reorganizing this non-commercial website from the bottom again. Documentation and experience at this website have come from aviculturists, private breeders, zoological institutions and ornithologists around the world. Photographical work has been taken by myself.
Please keep in mind that this website is and has been maintained on a hobby basis. It is a non-commercial website, we do not offer any birds for sale.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send me e-mail by using this contact form or send your e-mail to .