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Friday, April 21st, 2017
Sponsor a Red Kite and support its protection!
Gibt es einen persönlicheren Weg als Ihre Faszination für Vögel durch eine Patenschaft zum Ausdruck zu bringen? Im Rahmen des Artenschutzprojektes „Land zum [...]
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Info on the use of breeding codes
For many bird species breeding season has already started. They are busily singing and displaying, inspecting potential nesting sites and transporting nesting material. In some [...]
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
14th German Birdrace 6th May – registration started
„Kinners, wie die Zeit vergeht ...“ Schon wieder sind es nur noch vier Wochen, bis es am ersten Samstag im Mai, dieses Mal somit am 6., rund geht und ab Mitternacht [...]
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
The German Breeding Bird Monitoring Scheme starts into the new season – please join now!
It may be still a little to go but the beautiful songs of blackbird, tits, nuthatch and dunnock tell us spring is on its way. With rising temperatures most of the birds are now [...]
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Bewick's Swans with relatively low breeding success in 2016?
Die Erfassung des Jungvogelanteils beim Zwergschwan am ersten Dezember-Wochenende ergab unter 2.998 nach Alter differenzierten Individuen einen Jungvogelanteil von 10,5 % in Deutschland. [...]
Friday, January 27th, 2017
Protection of species improved (e.g. for raports): from now on also based on breeding code
Der Schutz der Arten und ihrer Lebensräume hat stets Vorrang vor jeglichen anderen Interessen. In ornitho gibt es deshalb verschiedene Möglichkeiten, um sensible Beobachtungen [...]

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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

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Monday, April 24th, 2017

Polen [3251_2_07n]
 2 Mute Swans 
 2 Common Cranes 
Polen [3151_3_42n]
 ~40 Mute Swans 
 ≥18 Greylag Geese 
 4 Tufted Ducks 
 ≥14 Great Cormorants 
 3 Great White Egrets 
 4 Grey Herons 
 7 Common Cranes 
 3 Common Terns 
 1 Sedge Warbler 
Belgien [5403_1_21n]
 ≥3 Eurasian Teals 
 2 Tufted Ducks 
 ≥1 Little Grebe 
 1 Eurasian Hobby 
 1 Common Cuckoo 
 1 European Stonechat 
Brickeln [1921_3_54n]
 2 Grey Herons 
Brunsbüttel: Binnenseite NOK-Schleuse einschließlich NOK-Nordseite (Kreystrasse)
 2 Mute Swans 
 1 Great Black-backed Gull 
 1 Common Tern 
Brunsbüttel [2020_4_60s]
 2 Canada Geese 
 1 Greylag Goose 
 1 Eurasian Oystercatcher 
Brunsbüttel [2020_4_50s]
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
Brunsbüttel: Binnenhafen am NOK
 1 Common Tern 
Büsum: Hafen
 1 Tufted Duck 
Großenrade [1921_3_44s]
 1 White Stork 
 1 Little Owl 
Meldorfer Speicherkoog N: Kronenloch Westteil
 6 Greater Scaups 
Meldorfer Speicherkoog N: Kronenloch Nordostteil
 1 Eurasian Spoonbill 
Meldorfer Speicherkoog N: Odinsloch
 1 Kentish Plover 
Meldorfer Speicherkoog N (FD1) [1819_4_48s]
 1 Short-eared Owl 
HL-Marli [2130_1_14s]
 22 Rooks 
HL-Rothebeck, Ringstedtenhof [2130_3_31s]
 4 Common Cranes 
HL-Wilhelmshöhe [2130_1_02s]
 1 Red Kite 
HL: Uniklink [2130_3_33s]
 1 White-tailed Eagle 
Kiel: Kronshagener Weg [1626_4_47n]
 7 Greylag Geese 
Kiel: Schornstein Stadtwerke
 2 Peregrine Falcons 
Amrum-Nebel [1316_1_22s]
 1 Hen Harrier 
Amrum-Norddorf [1215_4_60s]
 1 Eurasian Spoonbill 
 8 Grey Plovers 
Amrum-Wittdün [1315_4_40s]
 3 Little Terns 
 19 Sandwich Terns 
 32 Common Terns 
 69 Arctic Terns 
Amrum: Wittdüner Bucht (IA14)
 1 Common Sandpiper 
Beltringharder Koog: Salzwasserlagune (FN64)
 2 Velvet Scoters 
 1 Horned Grebe 
 1 Short-eared Owl 
Beltringharder Koog: Kleientnahme Süd Lüttmoordamm (FN632)
 1 Smew 
 202 Ruffs 
 17 Little Gulls 
Beltringharder Koog (FN6) [1419_1_23n]
 ≥1 Grey Plover 
 1 Ruddy Turnstone 
Beltringharder Koog (FN6) [1419_3_35n]
 ~100 Ruffs 
Beltringharder Koog (FN6) [1419_2_16s]
 59 Ruffs 
Beltringharder Koog (FN6)/ untere Arlauwiesen [1419_2_27n]
 16 Ruffs 
Beltringharder Koog (FN6)/ untere Arlauwiesen [1419_2_27s]
 108 Ruffs 
Beltringharder Koog (FN6) + Vorland [1419_3_43n]
 3 Little Terns 
ETS: Mildterkoog [1620_2_19n]
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
Fahretofter Süderkoog [1218_4_58s]
 30 Barnacle Geese 
 66 Greylag Geese 
 2 Grey Herons 
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
 1 White-tailed Eagle 
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
Föhr-Nieblum [1317_1_11n]
 2 Pale-bellied Brant Geese 
Gotteskoogsee Nordost [1118_4_38n]
 1 Eurasian Bittern 
 3 Water Rails 
 18 Whimbrels 
 1 Savi's Warbler 
 2 Sedge Warblers 
Grellsbülldeich [1119_1_12n]
 1 Montagu's Harrier 
Hattstedtermarsch [1419_4_38n]
 1 Common Raven 
Holzacker [1220_3_45n]
 3 Northern Wheatears 
Katinger Watt: Katinger Priel Nord (EE142)
 2 Black-winged Stilts 
Klärteiche Norddorf-Amrum
 2 Eurasian Spoonbills 
 1 Grey Heron 
Koldenbüttel, Herrnhallig [1620_2_07n]
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
Ruttebüller See Rosenkranz[1118_2_06n]
 1 Mute Swan 
 6 Greylag Geese 
 ~20 Gadwalls 
 ≥25 Northern Shovelers 
 3 Red-necked Grebes 
Sylt-Ost, Morsum [1116_2_26n]
 9 Dark-bellied Brant Geese 
 4 Greylag Geese 
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
 1 Short-eared Owl 
Sylt-Ost, Archsum [1116_1_14s]
 37 Dark-bellied Brant Geese 
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
 1 Ring Ouzel 
 2-4 Northern Wheatears 
Sylt-Ost, Nössekoog [1116_1_13s]
 ~1000 Barnacle Geese 
Sylt-Ost, Morsum [1116_2_16s]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
 5 Northern Wheatears 
 1 Corn Bunting 
Sylt-Ost, Nössekoog, Katrevel [1116_1_25s]
 3 Black-tailed Godwits 
Sylt-Ost, Archsum [1116_1_14n]
 6 Northern Wheatears 
Sylt-Rantumbecken [1115_2_29n]
 6 Eurasian Teals 
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
 ≥14-20 Pied Avocets 
 4 Sandwich Terns 
 2 Arctic Terns 
Sylt: Katrevel Nössekoog
 2 Gadwalls 
 1 Northern Shoveler 
 6 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
Sylt: Kleientnahmeteich 12 Nössekoog-Katrevel
 2 Mute Swans 
 1-2 Common Pochards 
 16 Tufted Ducks 
 1-2 Great Crested Grebes 
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
 2 Black-tailed Godwits 
Sylt: Kleientnahmeteich 14 Nössekoog-Katrevel
 ~50-120 Dark-bellied Brant Geese 
 ≥100 Barnacle Geese 
 4 Gadwalls 
 2 Garganeys 
 2 Northern Shovelers 
 8 Common Pochards 
 2 Great Cormorants 
 1 Eurasian Oystercatcher 
 1 Pied Avocet 
 4 Black-tailed Godwits 
 2 Great Black-backed Gull 
 2 Sedge Warblers 
Sylt: Kleientnahmeteich 11 Nössekoog-Katrevel
 × Dark-bellied Brant Geese 
 × Barnacle Geese 
Sylt: Kleientnahmeteich 10 Nössekoog-Katrevel
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
Sylt: Nössekoog Mitte (IS612)
 4 Barnacle Geese 
 4 Black-tailed Godwits 
 2 Northern Wheatears 
Sylt: Nössekoog Ost (IS611)
 ~300-800 Barnacle Geese 
 1-3 Garganeys 
 2 Black-tailed Godwits 
Sylt: Rantumbecken Südwestbucht
 1 Northern Pintail 
 5 Eurasian Spoonbills 
Sylt: Wattflächen Rantum Hafen
 4 Common Eiders 
Sylt: Wattflächen südl. Rantumbecken
 19 Great Cormorants 
Sylt: Westerland-Seawatching (ca. 210° - 350°, bis 10 km Sichtweite)
Data coming from an observation list 2 Dark-bellied Brant Geese 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Pink-footed Geese 
Data coming from an observation list 13 Eurasian Teals 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Common Eider 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Red-breasted Merganser 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Great Cormorants 
Data coming from an observation listDocumentation with the ASK SH/HH required 1 European Shag 
Data coming from an observation list 4 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
Data coming from an observation list 4 Parasitic Skuas 
Data coming from an observation list 3 Long-tailed Skuas 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Pomarine Skua 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Razorbill / Common Guillemot 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Great Black-backed Gull 
Data coming from an observation list ~5 Sternidae, unidentified 
Data coming from an observation list ~12 Sandwich Terns 
Data coming from an observation list ≥2 Common Terns 
Data coming from an observation list ~10 Common / Arctic Terns 
Data coming from an observation list ~30 Arctic Terns 
Sylt: Westerland Himmelsleiter-Gebüsch
 9 Sanderlings 
Witzwort, Bütteleck [1620_1_02n]
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
Feldhorst [2128_1_25s]
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
Feldmark N Hoisdorf [2327_2_30n]
 6 Greylag Geese 
 1 Grey Heron 
Glinder Horst [2427_3_44n]
 6 Greylag Geese 
Havighorst S [2427_3_41s]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Hoisdorfer Teich
 1-9 Mute Swans 
 1 Greylag Goose 
 2 Gadwalls 
 1 Common Pochard 
 5-12 Tufted Ducks 
 1-2 Common Goldeneyes 
 1 Great Crested Grebe 
Hoisdorf [2327_2_30s]
 1 Canada Goose 
Verification pending 3-19 Greylag Geese 
 2 Common Goldeneyes 
Klein-Hansdorf [2227_3_43s]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Rehhorst südwestlich [2128_2_18s]
 13 Greylag Geese 
 2 Western Marsh Harriers 
 1 Red Kite 
 1 White-tailed Eagle 
 1 Common Crane 
 2 Common Ravens 
Trittau [2328_3_55n]
Data coming from an observation list 6 Greylag Geese 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Middle Spotted Woodpecker 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Common Raven 
Trittau (Mühlen-Bach), Hahnheide [2328_3_45s]
Data coming from an observation list 2 Greylag Geese 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Black Woodpecker 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Middle Spotted Woodpeckers 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Common Raven 
Süsel [1930_1_21s]
 ~10 Mute Swans 
Buttermoor / Klövensteen [2324_4_46s]
 3 Common Cranes 
Elmshorn [2223_2_30n]
 ≥70 Rooks 
Fährmannssander Elbwatt
 1 Spotted Redshank 
Haidehof / Schneiderloch [2324_3_55s]
 1 White Stork 
Heidgraben [2224_3_52s]
 2 Greylag Geese 
 4 Ring Ouzels 
Hollenbek-Niederung [2124_4_40s]
 1 Red Kite 
Katharinenhof [2324_3_44s]
 1 Canada Goose 
Kleientnahmestelle Wedeler Marsch
 7 Canada Geese 
 23 Greylag Geese 
 12 Gadwalls 
 43 Eurasian Teals 
 8 Northern Shovelers 
 11 Tufted Ducks 
 1 Great Cormorant 
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
 1 White-tailed Eagle 
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
 10 Pied Avocets 
 3 Little Ringed Plovers 
 1 Spotted Redshank 
 1-4 Common Redshanks 
 1-2 Common Greenshanks 
 3 Ruffs 
 1-4 Little Gulls 
 2 Caspian Gulls 
NSG "Butterbargsmoor"
 2 Canada Geese 
 9-14 Greylag Geese 
 4 Eurasian Teals 
 2 Common Cranes 
Schenefeld: Friedrichshulde [2324_4_60n]
 1 White Stork 
Wedel mit Geestkante [2424_1_02s]
 1 Great White Egret 
Wedeler Marsch mit Brunnenschutzgebiet [2424_1_01s]
 1 Green Sandpiper 
Wedeler Marsch: Fährmannssand [2423_2_10s]
 1 Common Tern 
Westerhorn-Hörnerkirchen [2124_1_22s]
 ≥15 Rooks 
Bothkamper See Süd [1826_2_08n]
 3 Canada Geese 
 × Greylag Geese 
 ≥4 Great Cormorants 
Bothkamper See
 × Greylag Geese 
 2 Northern Shovelers 
 ≥4 Great Crested Grebes 
 1 Great White Egret 
Bothkamper Wald
 × Greylag Geese 
Bottsand: Bodden
 2 Dark-bellied Brant Geese 
Hochfelder See
 × Greylag Geese 
 ≥12 Tufted Ducks 
 ~6 Great Crested Grebes 
 8 Great Cormorants 
 1 Grey Heron 
 1 Common Raven 
Hochfelder See [1826_2_09n]
 1 Great White Egret 
Neuenbrook [1826_2_10n]
 ~4 Greylag Geese 
 ≥5 Gadwalls 
 2 Tufted Ducks 
 2 Common Cranes 
Ostsee: KI-Förde, Stein [1527_4_47s]
 9 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
 8 Common Ringed Plover 
 2 Common Greenshanks 
 4 Little Terns 
 2 Arctic Terns 
Ostseeküste: Wendtorfer Schleuse-Heidkate
 7 Eurasian Sparrowhawks 
 1 Red Kite 
 1 Merlin 
 1 Short-eared Owl 
Rathjensdorf [1828_2_16n]
 2 Gadwalls 
 3 Northern Shovelers 
Rathjensdorf östlich [1828_2_07s]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Trammer See: Halbinsel
 148 Greylag Geese 
Christiansholm [1622_3_45s]
 1 White Stork 
ETS: Sorge südl. Tetenhusener Moor [1622_4_37n]
 2 Ring Ouzels 
Meezen [1924_1_23s]
 3 White Storks  
Rendsburg West [1623_4_58n]
 1 White Stork 
 1 Common Kingfisher 
Sophienhamm [1722_2_18s]
 1 White Stork 
Stampe West [1626_3_31n]
 1 Grey Heron 
Sören (Wald): Forsthaus [1725_4_59n]
 1 Western Osprey 
Westensee: Resenis [1725_2_06s]
 2 Great White Egrets 
 340 Little Gulls 
 11 Black Terns 
 15 Common Terns 
Aumühle [2427_4_49n]
 1 Grey Wagtail 
Aumühle, Mühlenteich
 1 Common Merganser 
Grabau [2429_3_52n]
 4 Greylag Geese 
 1 Black Kite 

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