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Thursday, June 18th, 2015
EuroBirdPortal: More species added
Das gemeinsame Projekt EuroBirdPortal der Online-Portale aus über 20 Ländern Europas und unter Beteiligung von für Deutschland wurde mittlerweile weiter [...]
Friday, June 5th, 2015
EuroBirdPortal launched: the year-round distribution of birds in Europe in time and space
Die Einführung von und haben die Sammlung und Visualisierung von Vogelbeobachtungen in beiden Ländern grundlegend verändert und in ein neues [...]
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Spot the difference: Looking out for moulting waterbirds (now Greylag Geese)
Wasservögel erneuern wie die meisten Vogelarten alljährlich ihre Schwungfedern. Während die meisten anderen Arten dabei stets flugfähig bleiben, werfen Schwäne, [...]
Monday, June 1st, 2015
New menu with instructions, manuals and hints about ornitho
Die bislang vorwiegend in der Benutzeranleitung oder den FAQs zu findenden Informationen und Hinweise zur Nutzung von ornitho wurden nun überarbeitet und übersichtlich [...]
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 [...]

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Waxing Gibbous (13 days)
moonrise at 19h50, moonset at 4h02
 Sun: sunrise at 05h09, sunset at 21h41
 Day : dawn at 04h23 and dusk at 22h28
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Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Enger Koog [1219_4_50s]
 2 Whimbrels 
Husum [1520_1_14s]
 3 Red Crossbills 
Olanddamm [1218_3_53s]
 1 Whimbrel 
Sylt: Westerland-Seawatching (ca. 210° - 350°, bis 10 km Sichtweite)
Data coming from an observation list 1 Red-throated Diver 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Northern Gannets 
Data coming from an observation list 4 Great Cormorants 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Common Guillemot 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Razorbill / Common Guillemot 
Data coming from an observation list 1 Great Black-backed Gull 
Data coming from an observation list ~60 Sandwich Terns 
Data coming from an observation list ~5 Common / Arctic Terns 
Data coming from an observation list ~25 Arctic Terns 
Struxdorf [1323_4_37n]
 1 Tawny Owl 
NP "Müritz" Kargow Holz [2542_2_08n]
 11 Common Cranes 
Baltrum [2210_3_44n]
 1 Eurasian Woodcock 
Spelle Baggersee
 ≥13 Tufted Ducks 
 1 Little Ringed Plover  Click to display the picture
 9 Green Sandpipers 
 1 Common Kingfisher 
 ~80 Sand Martins 
H-Oberricklingen [3624_3_33n]
 1 Common Redpoll 
H-Ricklingen: ehem. Wassergewinnungsgelände [3624_1_25s]
 1 Common Kingfisher 
Hemmingen [3624_4_46s]
 1 Grey Heron 
Nemdener Bruch [3715_4_36s]
 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 
Hösseringen Nordost mit Dorfteich [3128_2_26n]
 3 Tufted Ducks 
Landschaft östlich Krintenberg nördlich Räber [3128_1_05s]
 1 Common Kingfisher 
 7 Mute Swans 
 9 Tufted Ducks 
Seevetal [2626_3_31n]
 1 White Stork 
Angelgewässer O Gröna ("Taiga")
 1 Little Bittern 

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