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Monday, January 1st, 2018
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Please note: Birds have become one year older!
Identifying the age of a bird is done according to the so-called calendar-years. With the turn of the year, birds hatched in 2017 no longer belong to the first calendar-year and [...]
Sunday, December 24th, 2017
technews
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018!
Wir blicken mit viel Freude und großem Dank auf ein weiteres sehr erfolgreiches ornitho-Jahr zurück. Mit knapp 6 Millionen Meldungen wurden 2017 noch einmal deutlich [...]
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Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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Red Kite roost counting on 6th/7th January 2018 – Please join in!
Die traditionellen und wichtigsten Überwinterungsgebiete des Rotmilans liegen in Spanien, Portugal und im Süden Frankreichs. Dorthin verlassen uns die meisten bei uns [...]
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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

NSG "Südlicher Priwall"
 1 Grey Heron 
Trave: Pötenitzer Wiek südl. Priwall [2031_3_33s]
 5 Common Goldeneyes 
 1 Great Crested Grebe 
Gribbohm Langenklint [1921_4_49n]
 1 White Stork  
Kiel: Sportzentrum der Universität
 2 Common Mergansers 
Sylt: Westerland-Seawatching (ca. 210° - 350°, bis 10 km Sichtweite)
Data coming from an observation list 3 Great Cormorants 
Fehmarn: Burger Binnensee, Kohlhofinsel
 3 Mute Swans 
Fehmarn: Burgtiefe, Hafen
 1 Smew 
Fehmarn: Burgtiefe [1533_3_52n]
 ≥4 Common Mergansers 
 ≥80 Great Cormorants 
Ostsee: Fehmarnsund, Steinwarder West [1631_2_08s]
 1 Mute Swan 
 2 Common Goldeneyes 
 × Great Cormorants 
 1 Great Black-backed Gull 
Wedel [2424_1_13n]
 1 Grey Heron 
Fuhlensee
 1 Eurasian Bittern 
Molfsee Nordost [1726_1_15s]
 1 White-tailed Eagle 
Molfsee: Freilichtmuseum [1726_2_16n]
 1 Great White Egret 
Friedland, Biogasanlage / KGA / umliegende Feldflur [2347_1_13n]
 1 Red Kite 
LSG "Malliner Wasser" O Zirzower Mühle [2445_1_13n]
 0 White-throated Dipper (ssp. cinclus) 
Eixen [1842_2_06s]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Recknitz, Fischtreppe Wehranlage Bad Sülze
 1 White-throated Dipper (ssp. cinclus) 
Greifswalder Oie: Weststrand
 2 Gadwalls 
Greifswalder Oie: Hafen
 1 Grey Heron 
Sassnitz, offshore [1448_4_49s]
Documentation with the AKMV required 2 Northern Gannets 
Aschersleben, Feldflur NW [2349_2_26n]
 8 Whooper Swans 
Ferdinandshof, Feldflur NW [2349_1_13s]
 2 Mute Swans 
Landgraben, Fischtreppe Ferdinandshof
 1 Common Merganser 
Käsevenn [3609_4_38n]
 1 Merlin 
Neustadtgödens [2513_2_20n]
 1 Grey Heron 
Wunstorf: Gewerbegebiet S [3522_4_58n]
Documentation with the AKNB required 3 Ferruginous Ducks 
Borkum [2406_1_01n]
 1 Grey Heron 
Borkum: südlich Marschland [2406_1_13s]
 ~50 Sanderlings 
 8 Snow Buntings 
Meerbachniederung Brokeloh
 110 Tundra/Whooper Swans  
OS-Gartlage [3714_1_14n]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Rubbenbruchsee
 2 Mute Swans 
 ~10 Great Crested Grebes 
 ≥15 Great Cormorants 
 1 Great White Egret 
Tönnhausen [2627_2_16n]
 3 Common Mergansers 
 2 Grey Herons 
Bobbau [4339_2_07s]
 ~30 Red Crossbills 
Wolfen, Steinfurth [4339_2_17n]
 1 Eurasian Bullfinch (ssp. pyrrhula) 
 5 Red Crossbills 
Magdeburg [3935_2_08n]
 2 Eurasian Bullfinches (ssp. pyrrhula) 
Elbaue NO Altenzaun [3238_3_33n]
 18 Whooper Swans 
Elbaue SW Schönfeld [3238_3_43s]
 4 Whooper Swans 
Elbe Dalchau - Süd [3238_3_52s]
 1 White-tailed Eagle 
Schönfeld - West [3238_3_44n]
 × Whooper Swans 
Feldflur Battin N [4243_1_15n]
 ~40 Mute Swans 
Gorsdorf Ortslage [4243_1_03n]
 ~15 Mute Swans 
 4 Common Ravens 
Schützberg [4143_3_51s]
 95 Mute Swans 
Münchwerder [3540_4_59n]
Data coming from an observation list 2 Mute Swans 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Common Goldeneyes 
Data coming from an observation list 3 Common Mergansers 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Great Cormorant 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Great White Egrets 
Data coming from an observation list 3 Grey Herons 
Feldflur W Caule [4047_4_59s]
Data coming from an observation list 2 Common Ravens 
Friedrichshof S [3648_4_56n]
Data coming from an observation list 14 Mute Swans 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Black Woodpeckers 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Red Crossbill 
Friedrichshof A 12 [3648_4_47s]
 1 Great Cormorant 
Krausnick Ostteil [3949_3_31s]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
 9 Red Crossbills 
Spreeniederung südlich Kossenblatt [3850_3_55s]
 3 Great White Egrets 
Wirchensee
 2 Common Goldeneyes 
 2 Common Mergansers 
 8 Red Crossbills 
Dahlwitz [3447_4_60s]
 0 White-throated Dipper (ssp. cinclus) 
 1 Eurasian Bullfinch (ssp. pyrrhula) 
P-Bornstedt / Bornim [3544_3_42s]
 21 Red Crossbills 
Tschernitz West [4453_2_17n]
Data coming from an observation list 2 Eurasian Bullfinches (ssp. pyrrhula) 
Blankensee S [3744_4_49n]
 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 
Feldflur S Schönow [2850_2_20s]
 29 Whooper Swans 
NSG-21 Karower Teiche: Weidenteich
 5 Mute Swans 
NSG-21 Karower Teiche: Ententeich
 5 Mute Swans 
 1 Gadwall 
NSG-21 Karower Teiche (gesamt)
 10 Mute Swans 
 1 Gadwall 
Kall [5405_3_45n]
 8 Common Ravens 
Wald Helfe
 1 Grey Heron 
Meschede: Innenstadt
 2 Common Mergansers 
Reeser Meer: Südsee
 1 Black-necked Grebe 
Kinderbachtal / Apfelstaedtstr. [4011_2_16s]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
 1 Little Owl 
Wesel Bislich [4304_2_20s]
 ~100 Gadwalls 
 11 Common Goldeneyes 
 1 Common Merganser 
Wesel Bislich [4305_1_11s]
 20 Grey Herons 
 1 White Stork 
Wesel-Bislich "Bergen"
 3 Smews 
Wesel-Bislich "Bergen" Neuer Aussichtspunkt
 3 Common Mergansers 
Alter Flugplatz, Bonames
 1 Mute Swan 
 1 Grey Heron 
Nidda: Homburger Landstr. - A661
 6 Great Cormorants 
 1 Grey Heron 
Nidda: Maybachbrücke - Rosa-Luxemburg-Str.
 1 Great Cormorant 
Elbersdorf, Teiche
 3 Great Cormorants 
 1 Grey Heron 
Melsungen S, Teiche Campingplatz
 1 Grey Heron 
Marburg Innenstadt [5118_4_57n]
 1 Red Kite 
Beobachtungsstation Gertesheck
 1 Red Kite 
Banner Wiesen (Westteil)
 1 Great Cormorant 
 1 Grey Heron 
 ≥2 Yellow-legged Gulls 
NSG "Thürer Wiesen"
 2 Great Cormorants 
 1 Great White Egret 
 1 Grey Heron 
Engelstadt [6014_3_55s]
 2 Eurasian Bullfinches (ssp. pyrrhula) 
Nikolaus-Koch-Platz
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Besseringen [6505_2_17s]
 3 Mute Swans 
Feuchtgebiet südlich Beckingen
 2 Grey Herons 
Parkweiher Mettlach
 ≥1 Little Grebe 
 ≥3 Great Cormorants 
 1 Great White Egret 
Schwemlinger Au
 ≥3 Grey Herons 
Saarbrücken (Rockershausen, Ottenhausen) [6707_3_35n]
 2 Mute Swans 
Staustufe Saarbrücken/Burbach
 ≥10 Great Cormorants 
Angelweiher ASV Dillingen
 1 Little Grebe 
 1 Great Crested Grebe 
Dillingen-Pachten [6606_3_33n]
 ≥24 Gadwalls 
Teich Cristallerie Wadgassen
 ≥12 Great Cormorants 
Ökosee Dillingen
 24 Mute Swans 
 ≥6 Great Crested Grebes 
 ≥9 Great Cormorants 
 ≥2 Grey Herons 
NSG "Stausee Stockmühle"
 5 Mute Swans 
 1 Common Kingfisher 
 1 Common Raven 
Hochdorf [7924_4_38s]
 2 Great White Egrets 
 2 White Storks 
 ~30 Carrion or Hooded Crows 
Hochdorf [7924_4_47n]
 6 Great White Egrets 
 2 Grey Herons 
Ingoldingen [7924_3_45s]
 1 Great Cormorant 
 1 Great White Egret 
Ummendorfer Baggerseen
 2 Mute Swans 
 4 Great Cormorants 
 1 Grey Heron 
Neuffen NW [7422_1_22n]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
 1 Middle Spotted Woodpecker  
Überlingen [8221_1_03s]
 1 Hen Harrier 
Breisach am Rhein [7911_3_45n]
 1 Eurasian Bullfinch (ssp. pyrrhula) 
Dossenheim Ölberg Süd [6518_1_21n]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Dossenheim Steinbruch Leferenz
 1 Middle Spotted Woodpecker 
Herb. Kirchhöfle [7327_3_42s]
 2 Grey Herons 
 2 White-throated Dippers 
Herbrechtingen N [7327_3_41n]
 2 Mute Swans 
 1 Common Kingfisher 
 1 White-throated Dipper 
Herbrechtingen S[7327_3_41s]
 1 Grey Heron 
 1 Common Kingfisher 
Vohenstein [7327_3_42n]
 1 Grey Heron 
 1-2 White-throated Dippers 
Flutmulde Klingenberg
Data coming from an observation list 2 Mute Swans 
Sontheim W [6821_3_42s]
 1 Great Cormorant 
Wertwiesenpark Heilbronn
Data coming from an observation list 1 Mute Swan 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Common Kingfisher 
Ziegeleiparksee Böckingen
Data coming from an observation list 2 Mute Swans  
Ingelfingen [6724_1_01s]
 4 Common Mergansers 
Wurmberg [7118_2_20s]
 1 Grey Heron 
Lengenrieden [6423_4_50n]
 1 Great White Egret 
Tübingen Steinlachwasen [7520_1_04n]
 2 Common Ravens 
Bad Säckingen [8413_2_26s]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
NSG "Wehramündung"
 5 Great Crested Grebes 
 1 Yellow-legged Gull 
Augsburg: Lech Kuhsee
 5 Mute Swans 
 5 Common Mergansers 
 1 Water Pipit 
Augsburg: Lech Hochablass
 ≥2 Little Grebes 
 1 Grey Heron 
Alzenau [5920_1_04s]
 1 Red Kite 
Mammendorf [7732_4_59s]
 2 Great Crested Grebes 
 4 Great Cormorants 
 15 Great White Egrets  
 2 Grey Herons 
Freising [7536_4_56s]
 1 Peregrine Falcon 
AmGeb: Schaffelberg [8432_2_06s]
 2 Golden Eagles 
 2 Common Ravens 
Oberammergau West [8432_1_04n]
 ~50 Alpine Choughs 
Vogelschutzwarte GAP, Y34
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Münster (Ost) [7640_1_21n]
 1 Common Raven 
Landschaftspark Unterhaching
Data coming from an observation list 1 Grey Heron 
Illerstausee Kardorf
 6 Common Goldeneyes 
 1 Little Grebe 
 7 Great Cormorants 
 1 Great White Egret 
 1 Grey Heron 
 18 Water Pipits 
Mittlerer Inselsee
 1 Great White Egret 
Rimsting [8140_1_02s]
 16 Gadwalls 
 9 Common Mergansers 
 2 Great Crested Grebes 
 2 Horned Grebes 
EF-Brühl/Altstadt [5032_1_12s]
 2 Grey Herons 
Flutgraben zwischen Pförtchenbrücke und Puschkinstr.
 1 Grey Heron 
Flutgraben zwischen A.-Hess-Str. und Pförtchenbrücke
 1 White-throated Dipper 
Heilbad Heiligenstadt [4626_2_18n]
 1 Grey Heron 
Langer Teich Schleusingen
 1 White-throated Dipper 
Schleusingen [5430_4_56n]
 1 Grey Heron 
Stausee Ratscher
 14 Great Cormorants 
 4 Grey Herons 
Borsch [5225_4_38s]
 1 Great White Egret 
Göbelner Dorfteich
 2 Mute Swans 
TG Commerau (bei Klix): Großer Vetterluschkteich
 2 Mute Swans 
TG Commerau (bei Klix): Neuer Kiefernteich
 7 Mute Swans 
 8 Whooper Swans 
TG Kauppa-Ost: Großer Heikteich
 3 Mute Swans 
 2 Whooper Swans 
 2 Common Goldeneyes 
TG Kauppa-Ost: Kleiner Krähenteich
 1 Grey Heron 
Johannstadt: Süd
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Johannstadt: West
 1 Eurasian Bullfinch (ssp. pyrrhula) 
Kiesgrube Leuben: Südteil
 1 Mute Swan 
Tolkewitz-Süd
 1 Red Crossbill 
Zschoner Grund: unterhalb Zschoner Mühle
 1 Black Stork  
Flöhatal Hetzdorf [5144_4_38n]
 4 Great White Egrets 
Hohenfichte West [5144_4_48n]
 1 Grey Heron 
Neiße zw. Stadtparkbrücke und Altstadtbrücke
 6 Common Goldeneyes  
 1 Red-breasted Merganser  
 22 Common Mergansers  
 1 Little Grebe 
 1 Grey Heron  
Nikolaifriedhof Görlitz: alter Teil
 19 Red Crossbills 
Stadtpark Reichenbach/O.L.
 6 Red Crossbills 
TG Rauden Süd: Raudener Teich
 1 Grey Heron 
Pflückuff SO [4444_3_41n]
 1 Common Kingfisher 
Torgau: Kuhteich
 3 Grey Herons 
Torgau: Biberhof u. angr. Fischereigelände
 1 Caspian Gull 
LSG Limbacher Teiche: Großer Teich
 13 Great White Egrets 
 2 Grey Herons 
Kinneksbrill
 1 Common Kingfisher 
Remerschen Schwammweiher
 2-5 Mute Swans 
 2-31 Gadwalls 
 1 Common Goldeneye 
 11 Little Grebes 
 2-13 Great Crested Grebes 
Remerschen Schlammstrachen
 2 Mute Swans 
 4 Gadwalls 
 2 Great Crested Grebes 
 2 Great White Egrets 
Remerschen Centre Biodiversum
 4 Smews 
 1 Eurasian Bittern 

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Frankreich [7014_4_56n]
 31 Whooper Swans 
FL-Twedterfeld [1122_4_60n]
 1 Tawny Owl 
Alter Sommerkoog [1719_3_51s]
 2 Hen Harriers 
Friedrichskoog [1919_3_53n]
Verification pending 1 Common Sandpiper 
 1 Common Kingfisher 
Lohe-Rickelshof [1820_1_04s]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Lohe-Rickelshof [1820_1_15n]
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
Meldorfer Speicherkoog N (FD1) [1920_1_01s]
 ≥95 Whooper Swans 
Meldorfer Speicherkoog S: Speicherbecken (FD21)
 ~250 Northern Pintails 
 ≥50 Common Goldeneyes 
 ≥20 Smews 
 1 Hen Harrier 
Vorland Helmsand (VD22)
 ≥30 Common Redshanks 
Vorland Dieksanderkoog Süd (VD42) [2019_1_03n]
 28 Great Black-backed Gull 
HL: Mühlenteich
 ≥33 Common Mergansers 
 ≥15 Great Cormorants 
NSG "Südlicher Priwall"
 1 Grey Heron 
Schellbruch: Süßwasserteich
 2 Mute Swans 
 1 White-tailed Eagle 
Schellbruch: Große Lagune
 ≥71 Gadwalls 
 5 Northern Shovelers 
 1 Common Goldeneye 
 9 Smews 
 9 Common Mergansers 
 5 Little Grebes 
 5 Great Cormorants 
 3 Grey Herons 
 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 
 1 Great Black-backed Gull 
 1 Great Grey Shrike 
Trave: Pötenitzer Wiek südl. Priwall [2031_3_33s]
 2 Whooper Swans 
 9 Common Goldeneyes 
 3 Little Grebes 
 2 Great Crested Grebes 
Hörner Au-Niederung: Meierhaus [2123_2_10n]
 2 Whooper Swans 
Wittenbergen [2023_4_40s]
 19 Mute Swans 
Kiel: Schornstein Stadtwerke
 1 Peregrine Falcon  
Ahrenviölfeld [1421_4_38s]
 46 Whooper Swans 
 116 Bewick's Swans 
Föhr-Borgsum [1316_2_08n]
 1 Peregrine Falcon 
Föhr-Godelniederung (IF31) [1316_2_07n]
 1 Little Grebe 
 1 Grey Plover 
 1 Ruddy Turnstone 

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