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Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Traveling Europe? New version of NaturaList helps you to contribute to the second European Breeding Bird Atlas – Please take part!
Those of you, using the ornitho-App “NaturaList” will happily have noticed already that since a few days from now on it is possible to enter complete observation lists. [...]
Monday, May 30th, 2016
20 million records with and, 100,000 users in the ornitho-imperium!
Gleich zwei beeindruckende Schwellenwerte wurden in den letzten Tagen überschritten: Am Samstag, 21. Mai 2016 wurde bei bzw. die 20-millionste Beobachtung [...]
Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Looking back on the Germany-wide birdrace 2016
Das Birdrace 2016 ist Geschichte. Bei der dreizehnten Austragung am 7. Mai nahmen 291 Teams teil - so viele wie nie zuvor. 302 Arten wurden beobachtet und mehr als die Hälfte [...]
Monday, April 25th, 2016
Please submit your protocols from 2015 to the German Rarity Commission
Die vierte Ausgabe der Schriftenreihe „Seltene Vögel in Deutschland“ kann seit kurzem über den DDA-Schriftenversand bezogen werden. Neben einem Beitrag [...]
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
„Rare Birds in Germany 2014“ published
Mit der jüngst veröffentlichten vierten Ausgabe der Reihe „Seltene Vögel in Deutschland“ folgt ein weiterer umfassender Überblick über das Auftreten [...]
Friday, April 8th, 2016
Influx of Alpine Accentors
Waren die ersten Märzwochen vogelkundlich sehr ruhig und gemächlich, so ist die Zeit seit Ostern trotz der unbeständigen und anhaltend kühlen Witterung voll [...]

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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Büsum: Sandstrand (VD122) [1819_3_31s]
 2 Long-eared Owls 
Schellbruch: Große Lagune
 1 White-tailed Eagle 
 1 Common Kingfisher 
Schellbruch: Süßwasserteich
 1 Water Rail 
 2 Little Ringed Plovers 
 1 Green Sandpiper 
Ahrenshöft [1420_1_24s]
 5 Black-tailed Godwits 
 ≥5 Wood Sandpipers 
 ≥18 Ruffs 
Hauke-Haien-Koog Nordbecken (FN31)
Documentation with the ASK SH/HH required 1 Marsh Sandpiper 
Sylt: Westerland-Seawatching (ca. 210° - 350°, bis 10 km Sichtweite)
Data coming from an observation list 5 Northern Gannets 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Great Cormorants 
Data coming from an observation list ~35 Sandwich Terns 
Data coming from an observation list ~5 Arctic Terns 
Vollerwiek West [1718_2_08n]
 1 Bluethroat 
NSG "Ruppersdorfer See"
 100 Gadwalls 
 1 Eurasian Wigeon 
 1 Eurasian Teal 
 100 Common Pochards 
 29 Black-necked Grebes 
 4 Great White Egrets 
 ≥20 Common Terns 
Scharbeutz südwestlich [1930_3_55n]
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
 1 White-tailed Eagle 
Wedeler Autal
 3 Tufted Ducks 
Freudenholm Teiche: NW
 7 Mute Swans 
 ~10 Gadwalls 
Freudenholm Teiche: SE
 3 Common Goldeneyes 
 ~85 Gadwalls 

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