MONTENEGRO – a birding trip to the south-western Balkan in May

INTRODUCTION The main goal was to carry out the first vacation in post-Corona times. For this purpose, we were looking for a country that is rather relaxed when it comes to entering the country. Also in the foreground is to relax and to photograph the Rock Partridge or a few good eastern European Warblers and… Continue reading MONTENEGRO – a birding trip to the south-western Balkan in May

White-backed Woodpeckers in Durmitor National Park/ Montenegro

For some time we had fought our way up the hiking trail, interrupted again and again by ankle-deep fields of snow. Then, at about 1,650 m above sea level, a woodpecker squeaking can be clearly heard. That can only be the White-backed Woodpeckers (Dendrocopus leucotos)? I play the calls and the drumming from the tape.… Continue reading White-backed Woodpeckers in Durmitor National Park/ Montenegro

Vögel in der Enipeas-Schlucht am Olympus/ Nordgriechenland

Der Name Enipeas kommt von einer Meeresgottheit. Nach der griechischen Mythologie ist es die Schlucht Enipeas, wo der Musiker Orpheus von Mänaden verschlungen wurde. Sie waren die unsterblichen weiblichen Anhänger des Dionysos, der Gott des rituellen Wahnsinns und der Ekstase. Es ist kein Wunder, dass der Waldweg mit Holzbrücken, der den Enipeas-Fluss überquert, geheimnisumwittert ist.… Continue reading Vögel in der Enipeas-Schlucht am Olympus/ Nordgriechenland

Lammergeier at Mount Olymp/ Macedonia

The rush of wind through feathers is the only sound to break the silence as a huge bird glided by just a few meters from a crack high in the mountains around Mount Olymp. A Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) soars above the mountains, scavenging for a meal. It is the only species of… Continue reading Lammergeier at Mount Olymp/ Macedonia