Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman


Harteman Wildfowl - Avicultural Education

Welcome to Harteman Wildfowl, a website founded in 1998 by Jan Harteman and inspired by Sir Peter Scott. Enjoy the passion for aviculture, global traveling, and the conservation of wildfowl biodiversity on this website!


Aviculture and conservation

The avicultural side of conservation cannot be emphasised enough, with one of the avicultural main aims to promote sound husbandry in captive breeding and establish captive breeding programmes. This website provides appropriate information for both aviculturists and conservationists.


Anseriformes taxonomy

Anseriformes is the scientific name for the order of waterfowl, also known as wildfowl. This order includes all of the world's ducks, geese, swans and screamers. The overview of Anseriformes at this website is based on the Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World (Del Hoyo & Collar, 2014).

Pacific eiders

Gathering experience

Harteman Wildfowl presents interactive features to its website. Our role is to share information and experience in the avicultural world, gathered by aviculturists, zoologists and conservationists, to save the avian biodiversity in both aviculture and its natural habitat. 

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"We shan't save all we should like to,
but we shall save a great deal more than if
we had never tried" - Sir Peter Scott


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