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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
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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
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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Maalbroek NL: ASG Beatrixhoeve
 1 Great White Egret 
 1 Grey Heron 
 2 Spotted Redshanks 
 6 Common Greenshanks 
 1 Green Sandpiper 
Niederlande [4402_1_23n]
 ≥10 Little Ringed Plovers 
 1 Wood Sandpiper 
 1 Ruff 
 1 Curlew Sandpiper 
Niederlande [5102_3_42n]
 1 Northern Wheatear 
Belgique "Hinterhassel"
 1 Northern Wheatear 
Frankreich [8111_1_24n]
 7 Mute Swans 
Staubecken Krafft-Plobsheim [7512_2_16s]
 5 Canada Geese 
 30 Great Cormorants 
 2 Eurasian Hobbies 
 ≥2 Little Gulls 
 ~20 Common Terns 
Staubecken Krafft-Plobsheim [7512_2_26s]
 2 Red-throated Divers 
 ~40 Common Terns 
Staubecken Krafft-Plobsheim [7512_3_34s]
 1 Eurasian Hobby 
 ~50 Common Terns 
Büsum: FTZ-Wiese/-Acker (bis Deichhausen)
 1 Brant Goose (ssp. bernicla), Dark-bellied 
 1500 Barnacle Geese 
Büsum: Sandstrand (VD122)
 1 Rock Pipit 
Großenrade [1921_3_44s]
 1 White Stork 
Meldorfer Speicherkoog N: Odinsloch
 1 Eurasian Spoonbill 
 × Ruffs 
Schafstedt südwestlich [1921_2_17n]
 1 White-tailed Eagle 
Vorland Hedwigenkoog Süd (VD112)
 6 Eurasian Spoonbills 
Vorland Büsum-Stinteck (VD121)/ Neuenkoog [1818_4_40n]
 1 Western Osprey 
Vorland Hedwigenkoog Süd (VD112) [1818_2_19n]
 ≥3 Whimbrels 
HL-Karlshof [2130_1_04n]
 1 Common Greenshank 
 1 Green Sandpiper 
Gribbohm [1921_4_49n]
 6 White Storks 
Krückaumündung, Deichvorland NW
 ~600 Barnacle Geese 
Ridders [1923_4_57s]
 1 Red Kite 
Kiel: Düsternbrook Ost [1626_4_40s]
 2 Mute Swans 
 2 Red-breasted Mergansers 
 2 Common Mergansers 
Kiel: Förde Sporthafen-Seebad
 8 Red-breasted Mergansers 
 1 Common Merganser 
Kiel: Olympiahafen
 1 Red-breasted Merganser 
Kiel: Reventloubrücke
 2 Canada Geese 
Kiel: Schornstein Stadtwerke
 1 Peregrine Falcon 
Kiel: Sporthafen Wik
 2 Mute Swans 
 1 Red-breasted Merganser 
Kiel: Zentrum, Schrevenpark [1626_4_48n]
 2 Northern Pintails 
Kleiner Kiel
 2 Mute Swans 
 12-13 Canada Geese 
Amrum-Nebel [1316_1_22s]
 1 Hen Harrier 
Beltringharder Koog (FN6) + Vorland [1419_1_23s]
 4 Pied Avocets 
Beltringharder Koog: Feuchtwiesen Ost (FN65)
 3 Ruffs 
Beltringharder Koog: Kleientnahme Süd Lüttmoordamm (FN632)
 1 Sedge Warbler 
ETS: Eider südöstl. Friedrichstadt [1620_2_27n]
 14 Ruffs 
ETS: Treenemarsch Fresendelf N, Schwabstedter Osterkoog [1621_2_06n]
 1 White Stork 
Föhr-Midlum [1217_3_31n]
 1 Common Tern 
Föhr-Ost [1217_4_46s]
 6 Little Terns 
Gotteskoogsee (FN9)
 8 Common Cranes 
Hallig Langeneß (IH1), Ridd [1317_3_44n]
 1 Eurasian Spoonbill 
Hallig Langeneß (IH1), Vorland [1317_2_30s]
 4 Eurasian Spoonbills 
Hallig Langeneß (IH1), Norderhörn [1317_3_35s]
 1 Little Tern  
Hallig Langeneß (IH1), Christianswarf [1317_4_37s]
 2 Little Terns 
Hattstedtermarsch [1420_3_32n]
 1 Grey Heron 
Hattstedtermarsch [1420_3_32s]
 1 Hen Harrier 
Katinger Watt: Katinger Priel Nord (EE142)
 4000 Barnacle Geese 
 1 Hen Harrier 
 2 Black-winged Stilts 
 200 Pied Avocets 
 2 Little Ringed Plovers 
 13 Black-tailed Godwits (ssp. islandica) 
 5 Great Black-backed Gull 
Katinger Watt: Katinger Priel Südende
 1 Little Egret 
Katinger Watt: Eiderdammflächen S (südl. Turm, EE141)
 2 Kentish Plovers 
Katinger Watt: Eiderdammflächen N (nördl. Turm)
 14 Great Black-backed Gull 
Katinger Watt (EE1)/ "Nullfläche" [1719_1_13s]
 1 Savi's Warbler 
Neukirchen [1118_1_24s]
 1 Red Kite 
Neukirchen [1118_1_23s]
 1 Peregrine Falcon 
Pellworm: Westerkoog West (IP332)
Verification pending ~5000-10000 Dark-bellied Brant Geese 
Pellworm Westerkoog [1517_2_08n]
 × Dark-bellied Brant Geese 
Pellworm Südermitteldeich [1417_4_59s]
Verification pending ≥6000 Dark-bellied Brant Geese 
Pellworm: Westerkoog Ost (IP331)
Verification pending ~10000 Dark-bellied Brant Geese 
Poppenbüll Ost [1618_2_27n]
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
 6 Pied Avocets 
Rickelsbüller Koog (FN1): Nordost
 1 Merlin 
Seether Ostermoor
 1 Northern Goshawk 
 2 Common Cranes 
 4 Black-tailed Godwits 
 6 Common Redshanks 
 2 European Stonechats 
St. Peter: Westküstenpark
 46 White Storks 
St. Peter: Stilles Dorf
 2 White Storks 
Sylt-List [0916_3_53n]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Sylt-Ost, Nössekoog [1116_1_25n]
 ≥500 Barnacle Geese 
 8 Black-tailed Godwits 
Sylt-Ost, Archsum [1116_1_14s]
 4 Gadwalls 
 2-6 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
Sylt-Ost, Nössekoog [1116_1_24n]
 1 Common Redshank 
Sylt-Ost, Nössespitze [1116_2_19n]
 1 Common Greenshank 
Sylt-Ost, Morsum [1116_2_16s]
 2 Northern Wheatears 
Sylt-Rantumbecken [1115_2_29n]
 5 Eurasian Spoonbills 
 10 Pied Avocets 
 1 Northern Wheatear 
Sylt: Katrevel Nössekoog
 8 Mute Swans 
Sylt: Kaserne Rantum
 1 Pied Wagtail 
Sylt: Kleientnahmeteich 12 Nössekoog-Katrevel
 2 Mute Swans 
 150 Dark-bellied Brant Geese 
 ~800 Barnacle Geese 
 ≥10 Tufted Ducks 
 2 Great Crested Grebes 
Sylt: Kleientnahmeteich 10 Nössekoog-Katrevel
 ≥100 Brant Geese 
Sylt: Kleientnahmeteich 14 Nössekoog-Katrevel
 2 Northern Shovelers 
 1 Sedge Warbler 
Sylt: Kleientnahmeteich 15 Nössekoog-Katrevel
 2 Bearded Reedlings 
 1 Sedge Warbler 
Sylt: Nössekuhle
 2 Gadwalls 
 ~15 Eurasian Teals 
 10 Northern Shovelers 
 2 Pied Avocets 
 2 Northern Wheatears 
Sylt: Nössekoog Ost (IS611)
 3 Garganeys 
 1 Black-tailed Godwit 
Sylt: Rantumbecken Schleusenhalbinsel
Documentation with the DAK required 1 Black-browed Albatross 
 ≥10 Great Cormorants 
 ≥1 Little Tern 
 4 Arctic Terns 
 3 Northern Wheatears 
Sylt: Rantumbecken Südwestbucht
 ~10 Pied Avocets 
Sylt: Rantumbecken Südostbucht (mit 8 Steininseln, 1 kl. Sandinsel)
 2 Ruddy Turnstones 
 4 Great Black-backed Gull 
Sylt: Wattflächen Rantum Hafen
 6 Common Eiders 
Sylt: Westerland-Seawatching (ca. 210° - 350°, bis 10 km Sichtweite)
Data coming from an observation list 78 Eurasian Teals 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Velvet Scoter 
Data coming from an observation list ≥2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
Data coming from an observation list ~12 Sandwich Terns 
Data coming from an observation list ~5 Common / Arctic Terns 
Data coming from an observation list ~6 Arctic Terns 
Stör: NMS-Papiermühle
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Bocksberg [2327_1_12s]
 3 Greylag Geese 
 1 Grey Heron 
Braak [2327_4_56n]
 1 Black Kite 
 2 Mediterranean Gulls 
Grönwohld [2328_3_35n]
 2 White Storks 
Sandberg [2327_4_60s]
 8 Common Cranes 
Schwarzekate [2327_4_60n]
 2 Eurasian Teals 
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
Timmerhorner Teich / Ostteich
 2 Mute Swans 
 2 Greylag Geese 
 6 Gadwalls 
 4 Northern Shovelers 
 2 Red-necked Grebes 
Wilstedt renaturierte Kiesgrube
 1 Grey Heron 
 5 Common Cranes 
Fehmarn: Wenkendorfer See
 11 Great Cormorants 
 2 Common Ringed Plover 
Fehmarn: Altenteiler Wald
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Fehmarn: Altenteiler See
 2 Common Ringed Plover 
Fehmarn: Altenteiler See Ost [1432_4_47n]
 2 Common Ringed Plover 
Gut Heuerstubben [1929_3_51n]
 1 Black Kite 
Kieferngehege Bekkate [1830_1_24s]
 1 Middle Spotted Woodpecker 
 2 Grey Wagtails 
Kuhlsee Gleschendorf
 1 Mute Swan 
 8 Greylag Geese 
 3 Gadwalls 
Oldenburger Graben: Weißenhaus [1630_4_58s]
 3 Western Marsh Harriers 
 5 Little Ringed Plovers 
 3 Green Sandpipers 
 4 European Stonechats 
Ostsee: Fehmarn, Wallnau [1532_1_11n]
 1 Western Osprey 
Ostsee: Fehmarn, Wenkendorfer See[1432_4_48n]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
 2 Common Ringed Plover 
Ostsee: Fehmarn, Westerwiese [1432_4_49n]
 1 Common Ringed Plover 
Wahlsdorfer Holz/Weiher Südost
 4 Greylag Geese 
Wahlsdorfer Holz
 1 Green Sandpiper 
Wallnau [1532_1_12n]
 2 Northern Pintails 
Wallnau-Hof: Mehnertteich
 2 Garganeys 
Barmstedt [2224_1_15n]
 1 Green Sandpiper 
 2 Black Woodpeckers 
 2 Middle Spotted Woodpeckers 
 2 European Stonechats 
Bokholt-Hanredder [2224_1_14s]
 1 Green Sandpiper 
 1 Middle Spotted Woodpecker 
Butterbargsmoor [2324_3_45s]
 11 Greylag Geese 
Buttermoor / Klövensteen [2324_4_46s]
 2 Common Cranes 
Düpenauniederung S Pinneberg [2324_4_39s]
 1 Common Sandpiper 
Elmshorn [2223_4_38n]
 4 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
Fährmannssander Elbwatt
 ~80 Barnacle Geese 
 1 Northern Wheatear 
Haseldorfer Binnenelbe und Vorland [2323_3_34n]
 4 Great Cormorants 
 1-2 Grey Herons 
 1 Bearded Reedling 
 1 Bluethroat 
Heidgraben [2224_3_52s]
 ~7 Greylag Geese 
 2 Tufted Ducks 
 4 Ring Ouzels 
 1 European Stonechat 
Holm-Nord [2324_3_41n]
 2 Greylag Geese 
 2 European Stonechats 
Holmauniederung NO Holm [2324_3_32s]
 ≥2 European Stonechats 
 1 Northern Wheatear 
Kleientnahmestelle Wedeler Marsch
 4-5 Canada Geese 
 ~800 Barnacle Geese 
 ≥2-13 Greylag Geese 
 ≥2 Gadwalls 
 4 Eurasian Teals 
 2-5 Northern Pintails 
 1 Garganey 
 ~10-30 Northern Shovelers 
 ~9-20 Tufted Ducks 
 2-3 Great Cormorants 
 ≥1 Grey Heron 
 ≥2 White Storks 
 2 White-tailed Eagles 
 1 Peregrine Falcon 
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
 ≥4-6 Pied Avocets 
 1-4 Little Ringed Plovers 
 1-2 Common Ringed Plover 
 2 Black-tailed Godwits 
 1-3 Common Redshanks 
 6-7 Common Greenshanks  
 2 Arctic Terns 
 1 Northern Wheatear 
 2 Greylag Geese 
 1 Peregrine Falcon 
 6 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
NSG "Butterbargsmoor"
 1-6 Canada Geese 
 ≥5 Greylag Geese 
 3 Eurasian Teals 
 1 Grey Heron 
 1 Common Kingfisher 
NSG "Eschschallen"
 2 Mute Swans 
 2 Canada Geese 
 8 Gadwalls 
 6 Tufted Ducks 
 2 Mute Swans 
 65 Barnacle Geese 
 1 Common Raven 
Seester [2223_4_47s]
 2 Mute Swans 
Seester [2223_4_46s]
 ≥4 Tufted Ducks 
Wedeler Marsch mit Brunnenschutzgebiet [2424_1_01s]
 ~5000 Barnacle Geese 
 1 Great White Egret 
Wedeler Marsch -Nordwest [2323_4_60n]
 2 White Storks 
Wedeler Mühlenteich
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
 1 Eurasian Oystercatcher 
Wedeler Au-Mündung [2424_1_11n]
 2 Eurasian Oystercatchers 
 ≥1 European Stonechat 
 1 Western Osprey 

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