Das Rebhuhn in der Eifel

Ende August ist die Zeit um auf dem Kaaner Feld im Maifeld in der östlichen Eifel Mornellregenpfeifer (Eudromias morinellus) auf einer Zugrast mitten im mitteleuropäischen Binnenland zu sehen. Noch hat sich dichter Nebel über die Hochebene südlich von Mayen gelegt. Die Zeit der Warterei wird mir durch einen Trupp Rebhühner (Perdix perdix) verkürzt. Eine Familie… Continue reading Das Rebhuhn in der Eifel

Searching for Eurasian dotterel on migration through Middle Europe

The Eurasian dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) is a member of the plover family which migrates from northern Europe, where it breeds, to North Africa, where it winters. In the Middle Rhine area (Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse) the Eurasian dotterel was considered to be a rare vagrant until recently. Only through systematic migration surveys, a large number of… Continue reading Searching for Eurasian dotterel on migration through Middle Europe

Red Kites in North Rhine-Westphalia

The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a character bird of well structured landscapes with woods and forests in Central Europe. Approximately 65% ​​of the world’s population of the Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is found in Germany. Since the late 1970s, the population is declining. In the lowlands even a large-scale retreat is observed. In recent… Continue reading Red Kites in North Rhine-Westphalia