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Descriptions: Frankfurt a.M. (Germany) area - by Richard Ives.
(near Praunheim - U Bahn stop Geiselweisen)
- Neu Isenburg
in Schleswig - Holstein - this site, entirely in German, provides
two "clickable" maps of
birding locations in the northern portion of Germany, along the seacoasts
of the Helgolander Bucht and the Kieler Bucht. Clicking through on the
many links to individual birding sites uncovers photos of the sites as
well as more detailed maps.
Spots in Bavaria: Information is provided on Starnberger See,
Ismaninger Speichersee, and Murnauer Moos.
Birds - Trip Notes and Lists - These trips are taken mainly
in the Rhineland, mainly
between Frankfurt and the Dutch border (so far the major exceptions are
Lower Havel, Garlitz, and Texel). The most recent trip is always at the
top. A link to weekly trips by bicycle through an area of varied bird is
in the Lübeck area - by Tim Herfurth. I got the idea of
a report about the area
I live in when I met a birder from the States some years ago in the North
of Germany, somewhere near a muddy place on a rainy, boring day. He was
working in Hamburg for some month. On weekends he tried to see as many
European species as possible. Suddenly it became exiting for me as well
to search for species like Tree Pipit or Crested Lark.
on the Island of Rügen, Germany - 26th June to 3rd July,
- by Stig Linander. Rügen is Germany's largest island. It is located
in the Baltic Sea at 54.5°N, 13.5°E. The trip was a family holiday
trip so birding activities were kept at a low level. Most of the birds
mentioned below were just birds which I couldn't avoid noticing as they
dropped by. During the week, I saw or heard 71 bird species which is more
than I had expected with the low activity level in mind.
- the portal for birdwatcher and ornithologists. This site
(in German only) a great offering of interesting content for all bird-interested
people. You can sharpen your skills with the exciting VoiceQuiz (www.vogelruf.de/quiz),
read in the lexicon or anything else you might think of in context with
Report: Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic -
July to 11 August 1994. By Gerard Joannes. The aim of this trip was mainly
to visit places and I did not do much bird-watching. I nevertheless saw
a few interesting things.
Report: Luebben Fish Ponds (Eastern Germany),
July 1, 1995 - by Paul Rakow,
Germany. This site is 70 km southeast of Berlin.
Peterborough Ornithological Group Trip Report - Bavaria and
19-23 April 1995 - by Brian Stone. This is a helpful and entertaining report
of a trip through Germany and the Czech Republic.
Report: Bingen area (West-Central Germany), May 30 - June 24,
- by George Harris. Following is a report of birds observed in Germany,
May 30 thru June 24, 1996. Areas covered are within 40 miles of Bingen
(Rheinland-Pfalz), except for a day trip to Neuschwanstein in S. Germany.
Report: Northern East Germany, July 1996 by Roderich Moessner,
Oxford, UK. I spent the
first three weeks of July 1996 at Rostock and went birding on some evenings
and at the weekends. There are a number of good areas accessible by public
transport from Rostock; in particular a nature reserve near (just to the
south west of) Warnemuende - accessible by s-bahn or bus - consisting of
wet grassland and bushy regions, the reserve "Grosses Moor"- accessible
by bus - a few miles further east, and "Schwarzes Moor" (sort of forest
swamp) near Graal Mueritz - accessible by bus or train.
Report: Germany, June 23 - July 19, 1997 - by
Haynes Miller, Newton, MA,
USA. Provides brief descriptions of six major German bird refuges: Steinhuder
Meer, Meissendorf, Drömling, Rieselfelder, Münster, Wagbachniederung,
Report: Das Werdenfelser Land (Bavaria, Germany), May 5-9, 1997
by Robert Bowman. Garmisch-Partenkirchen
lies in the heart of the German Alps and is the center of Das Werdenfelser
Land, the southernmost part of Bavaria bordering Austria.(The name "Werdenfelser"
dates to the 12th Century and translates, roughly, to "Mountain Rampart.")
Trip Report, June-July 1998 - by Andrew Middleton - I visited
on a general birdwatching trip with a friend from June 27th to July 10th
1998, staying in Spandau and hiring a car. Although icterine, grasshopper
and marsh warblers were still singing, several of the more interesting
passerines such as river warbler and thrush nightingale seemed to have
fallen silent and were very difficult or impossible to locate. A visit
to any of these sites in May would probably give a far greater variety
of birds than we managed to locate.
Report: Jylland (Denmark), Northern Germany, and Koitjärve
April 2-13, 1998 I write very briefly, mainly for the benefit of the North-American
readers, from whom I have always got most plentiful comments and most beautiful
compliments concerning my trip reports. For the European readers, I must
tell that there is nothing outstanding here -- just common species.
Report: Birds on the Island of Rügen, Germany, 26th June to
July, 1999, by Stig Linander. Rügen is Germany's largest island. The
trip was a family holiday trip so birding activities were kept at a low
level. Most of the birds mentioned below were just birds which I couldn't
avoid noticing as they dropped by. During the week, I saw or heard 71 bird
species which is more than I had expected with the low activity level in
Report: Greece (Athens and Corfu) and Northern Germany -
29 - May 23, 2003, by Urs Geiser. This trip had two main purposes, neither
of them birding: the Greece segment was to attend a professional conference
in Dassia on the island of Corfu, and the vacation trip through the northern
half of Germany was to visit the ancestral villages of my wife's family.
Nevertheless, I managed to fit in quite a bit of birding, especially during
the second part of the trip.