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Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
The German Breeding Bird Monitoring Scheme starts into the new season – please join now!
It may be still a little to go but the beautiful songs of blackbird, tits, nuthatch and dunnock tell us spring is on its way. With rising temperatures most of the birds are now [...]
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Bewick's Swans with relatively low breeding success in 2016?
Die Erfassung des Jungvogelanteils beim Zwergschwan am ersten Dezember-Wochenende ergab unter 2.998 nach Alter differenzierten Individuen einen Jungvogelanteil von 10,5 % in Deutschland. [...]
Friday, January 27th, 2017
Protection of species improved (e.g. for raports): from now on also based on breeding code
Der Schutz der Arten und ihrer Lebensräume hat stets Vorrang vor jeglichen anderen Interessen. In ornitho gibt es deshalb verschiedene Möglichkeiten, um sensible Beobachtungen [...]
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Sandpipers, Dotterels and many (eastern) rarities: Looking back on autumn 2016
Nach einem hochsommerlichen Septemberbeginn startete der Oktober direkt mit ersten Nachtfrösten und im November schneite es sogar bis ins Flachland. Der Herbst 2016 bot also [...]
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Please select photos carufully
Die digitale Fotografie hat die Übertragung von Bildern auf Internetseiten wie ornitho sehr einfach gemacht. An Spitzentagen werden mehrere hundert Fotos hochgeladen. [...]
Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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 2016 no longer belong to the first calendar-year and [...]

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Waning Crescent (25 days)
moonrise at 3h59, moonset at 13h17
 Sun: sunrise at 06h16, sunset at 18h40
 Day : dawn at 05h42 and dusk at 19h14
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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Niederlande [4104_2_28n]
 2 Common Redshanks 
Belgien [5403_1_21n]
 2 Canada Geese 
 1 Little Grebe 
 1-2 European Stonechats 
Staubecken Krafft-Plobsheim [7512_3_34s]
 ≥123 Mute Swans 
 3 Greylag Geese 
 17 Gadwalls 
 78 Northern Pintails 
 7 Garganeys 
 5 Little Grebes 
 ≥27 Great Cormorants 
 3 Grey Herons 
 × Yellow-legged Gulls 
 ≥1 Caspian Gull 
 2 Common Kingfishers 
Staubecken Krafft-Plobsheim [7512_2_16s]
 1 Long-tailed Duck 
Staubecken Krafft-Plobsheim [7512_2_26s]
 ≥5 Common Goldeneyes 
 1 Great White Egret 
Staubecken Krafft-Plobsheim [7512_2_16n]
 1 Black Kite 
Brunsbüttel: Altenhafen Außendeichsgebiet und Elbufer bei Altenhafen
Data coming from an observation list 1 Common Merganser 
Data coming from an observation list 2 Little Ringed Plovers 
Büsum: FTZ-Wiese/-Acker (bis Deichhausen)
 1 Bluethroat 
Ehemaliger Windbergener See [1920_2_29n]
 4 Hen Harriers 
 1 Red Kite 
 1 Great Grey Shrike 
 3 European Stonechats 
Meldorfer Speicherkoog N: Wöhrdener Loch (FD11)
 × Greylag Geese 
 × Northern Shovelers 
Meldorfer Speicherkoog N (FD1) [1920_1_01s]
 1 Great White Egret 

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