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July birding in Northern Germany

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About two times per year, I spend a few weeks in Northern Germany – Visselhövede, to be exact. Some of the latter have actually stopped migrating and live in Northern Germany all year round. The post July birding in Northern Germany appeared first on 10,000 Birds. White Stork. Common Crane. Great Spotted Woodpecker.

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How to see a Black Woodpecker in Germany

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Black Woodpeckers are usually easy to find in Germany. At least one birder will now likely grab his war hammer and check flight availabilities from New York to Frankfurt as well as average prison sentences in Germany for first degree murder. Here in Germany, we have them. Yes, some birders may frown at this statement.

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Five Things I Learned While Birding in Germany

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But this is a bird blog so I will stick to the birds here and simply share five things that I learned while birding in Germany or, to be more exact, while birding in Berlin. Mandarin Ducks are countable in Germany. What should I have learned while birding in Germany that I failed to learn? Nothing, that’s what!

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Crested and Proud

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Crested Myna (Shanghai, China) Black Crested Bulbul (Nonggang, China) Crested Barbet (Letaba, Bateleur, Kruger Park, South Africa) Crested Bunting (Nonggang, China) Crested Dove (somewhere in Australia) Crested Finchbill (Tengchong, China) Crested Flameback (Taman Negara, Malaysia) Crested Francolin (Ndumo, South Africa) Crested Goshawk (Shanghai, (..)

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Know Your Audience: A Ring-necked Duck in Germany

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Yes, the Tufted Duck is the ideal suject for this blog: it is reasonably common here in Germany and not hard to photograph, yet to you it is probably the subject of countless day dreams scanning through endless flocks of Lesser Scaup. Birds Germany Ring-necked Duck Tufted Duck waterfowl' Like … the Tufted Duck !

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The return of the Old Man

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Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills goes on to give greater detail of the former nesting sites in Europe: it could once be found “in southern Germany and Austria, in the valleys of the upper Rhine and Danube Rivers, and in the Alps of Switzerland, Italy and Germany, and perhaps in Hungary and Greece”.

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First Outbreak of Usutu Virus in Germany

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That is very cold for the south of Germany. This thrush is extremely common in urban and suburban Germany and one of the most conspicuous bird species here, comparable to the American Robin in North America. Last summer, birders suddenly started to notice that the Blackbirds were gone from their yards around Heidelberg.

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