Goldregenpfeifer in Kiebitztrupp

Ein Goldregenpfeifer (Pluvialis apricaria) im Trupp der Kiebitze (Vanellus vanellus) ist auch in den Niederungen der Nieplitz und Nuthe nicht alltäglich. Im zeitigen Frühjahr oder zu Herbstbeginn sieht man auf den überschwemmten Wiesen große Kiebitzschwärme, die hin und wieder mit einigen Goldregenpfeifern vermischt sind. Nun sind die Wiesen leicht überschwemmt. Es war auffällig, wie der… Continue reading Goldregenpfeifer in Kiebitztrupp

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

Bird migration in late fall on Seychelles – an abstract

Escaping the cold and shorts days in Germany in late fall is a real privilege. This time the target was the Seychelles Islands. Relaxing and birdwatching is both possible on these famous island near the equator. Whereas the bigger islands as Mahé or Praslin are famous for its endemic (and rare) land birds the smaller… Continue reading Bird migration in late fall on Seychelles – an abstract

Cranes on Happy Island, Chinas´s Helgoland, Part I

China’s Helgoland? Is there such a thing? Well, it depends on what you consider to be the specific characteristic of the “Shijiu Tuo Island” or “Bodhi Island” (in English simply “Happy Island”) mentioned island. Shijiu Tuo Island or simple Happy Island, about 3 hours drive from the seaside resort of Beidaihe located on the Yellow… Continue reading Cranes on Happy Island, Chinas´s Helgoland, Part I