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Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
Strong occurrence of Red-footed Falcon in the Alpine foothills - where and whereto?
In den letzten Tagen kam es im südlichen Baden-Württemberg und Bayern zu einem starken Auftreten von Rotfußfalken. Bereits nördlich der Donau traten sie aber [...]
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Polska – witamy w rodzinie ornitho! Poland – welcome to the ornitho family!
On May the 6th, has gone online! The newest addition to the ornitho family is particularly interesting for us as of now exciting insights in our eastern neighbour’s [...]
Friday, April 24th, 2015
Atlas of German Breeding Birds (ADEBAR) published!
Im Rahmen einer Festveranstaltung im Zoologischen Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig in Bonn wurde heute der Atlas Deutscher Brutvogelarten (ADEBAR) von der Stiftung Vogelwelt Deutschland [...]
Monday, April 20th, 2015
URGENT APPEAL: Play by the rules, please!
Unfortunately, in the last few weeks several incidents of unacceptable behaviour of bird watchers and wildlife photographers have been reported to us. This concerns both, general [...]
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
12th Birdrace in Germany on 2nd May 2015: register your team!
In vier Wochen ist es wieder soweit, bereits zum 12. Mal steigt das bundesweite Birdrace. Für alle, die noch nicht dabei waren: Entgegen der direkten Übersetzung „Vogelrennen“ [...]
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Looking back on winter 2014/15: Many Bewick’s Swan, influx of Fieldfares and millions of Bramblings
Sehr mild und wenig sonnig verlief der meteorologische Winter 2014/15. Die meist nur kurzen winterlichen Witterungsphasen beschränkten sich größtenteils auf den [...]

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Waxing Gibbous (8 days)
moonrise at 13h40, moonset at 2h13
 Sun: sunrise at 05h16, sunset at 21h21
 Day : dawn at 04h32 and dusk at 22h05
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Teich Friedrichsgabekoog-Westhof (FD42)
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
Överwisch [1820_1_03s]
 1 Western Marsh Harrier 
Neuenbrook Ost [2123_1_25n]
 2 Western Marsh Harriers 
Embühren [1823_2_16s]
 2 White Storks 
Windebyer Noor: Süderhake
 1 Common Cuckoo 
 × Rooks 
Falshöft [1225_2_18s]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
südl. Bovenden [4425_2_16n]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
Wochenendsiedlung Ortheide Süd und Böddenstedt Nord [3028_4_37s]
 1 Common Cuckoo 
Verden (Aller) [3021_1_24n]
 ≥9 White Storks 
Wolfsburg [3531_1_22n]
 1 Red Kite 
 1 Eurasian Oystercatcher 
Feldflur S Friedrichshof [3648_4_57n]
 1 Whinchat 
Friedrichshof S [3648_4_56n]
Data coming from an observation list 2 Mute Swans 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Grey Heron 
Data coming from an observation list ≥3 Common Cranes 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Common Cuckoos 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Black Woodpecker 
Data coming from an observation list 2 River Warblers 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Corn Buntings 
Rotes Luch - südl. Bahn [3450_3_42s]
 1 Common Crane 
NSG-20 "Fauler See"
 2 Mute Swans 
 1 Greylag Goose 
 2 Grey Herons 
 2 Mute Swans 
 2 Great Crested Grebes 
 2 Mute Swans 
 4 Tufted Ducks 
 4 Great Crested Grebes 

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