Waders at Lake Neusiedl

Most people thinking about Austria have immediately snow, mountains and hiking in mind. A very different, but extremely interesting picture, is offered for the birder in Burgenland, in the area around the lake Neusiedl. The question is, however, is a bird paradise at the same time also a photographer´s paradise? The landscape in the easternmost… Continue reading Waders at Lake Neusiedl

Kiskunsag Nationalpark im zeitigen Frühjahr

Der Winter hinterläßt ein grau-braunes Landschaftskleid. Im zeitigen Frühjahr werden jedoch große Bereiche der Niederung überflutet, und die ausgedehnten Flachwasserbereiche stellen ein Eldorado für durchziehende Wat- und Wasservögel dar. Hauptsächlich sind es Uferschnepfen (Limosa limosa), Kampfläufer (Calidris pugnax) und andere langbeinige Limikolen, die sich neben diversen Entenarten in riesigen Schwärmen einfinden. Mit Glück sieht man… Continue reading Kiskunsag Nationalpark im zeitigen Frühjahr

Adventure: driving to the Keoladeo National Park

It is November. A trip to Arunachal Pradesh in north-eastern India is scheduled. Due to delays in domestic flights I find out, that there are still three days left . Now you can spend the time in New Delhi, the capital of India, of course. According to some strange statistics the human population of New… Continue reading Adventure: driving to the Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo National Park, a paradise also for Western Palearctic birds

Is it possible to combine business and birding in India? The country is large, the distance too and most business is performed in a metropolitan area – New Delhi. Although supposedly in the area of New Delhi only 250,000 people live after the Indian census of 2011, but there are at least several million in… Continue reading Keoladeo National Park, a paradise also for Western Palearctic birds

Spoon-billed Sandpipers and other waders in Thailand on wintering grounds

The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is one of the big megas in the birding space – not only for twitchers, but Thailand in general is an excellent birding destination. During a trip to Thailand in January 2011 I was looking for wintering birds from the palearctic. The whole trip was a great success, seeing especially many waders… Continue reading Spoon-billed Sandpipers and other waders in Thailand on wintering grounds