Stelvio National Park: bird diversity in the Alps

As the first light of dawn paints the sky in shades of pink and orange, a small group of intrepid bird watchers gather at the entrance to Stelvio National Park. Armed with binoculars, cameras and a shared passion for the winged inhabitants of this Alpine paradise, they embark on a journey into the heart of… Continue reading Stelvio National Park: bird diversity in the Alps

Red Kite in elegant low flight

A flash of red and white and with an elegant flight through the pine forest a Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is already sitting on a tree  trunk. An If you want to photograph birds close up in the cold season, a bait site is a good idea. There are tour operators who do this professionally.… Continue reading Red Kite in elegant low flight

Das westliche Haselhuhn in den Vogesen

Das westliche Haselhuhn (Tetrastes bonasia rhenana) oder auch (Bonasa bonasia rhenana) ist im Nordosten Frankreichs stark gefährdet. Früher im größten Teil dieses Gebiets präsent, lebt es heute in sehr geringer Anzahl hauptsächlich in den Vogesen. In den Ardennen gibt es nur noch wenige Paare. Anhand von fünf in den Jahren 1935, 1964, 1981, 1993 und… Continue reading Das westliche Haselhuhn in den Vogesen

The Western Hazel Grouse – a bird on the edge of extinction

The Vosges in eastern France are a very attractive tourist destination in summer time. The The Western Hazel Grouse (Bonasa bonasia rhenana) is a secretive representative of the grouse family, which has its last refuge in the Vosges. But it is also in danger in the northeast of France. Northern Wheatears (Oenanthe oenanthe), Meadow Pipits… Continue reading The Western Hazel Grouse – a bird on the edge of extinction