Haselhuhn: Habitatsuche im Bayerischen Wald, Teil 2

Für das Haselhuhn (Bonasa bonasia) werden, über das Jahr verteilt, unterschiedliche Habitatpräferenzen angegeben werden. In einer 2-wöchigen Exkursion in den Böhmerwald bzw. Bayerischen Wald sollte sich zeigen, ob die bekannten Lebensraumbeschreibungen erstens gut zu identifizieren und zweitens gut zum Aufspürgen der Haselhühner geeignet waren. Im Allgemeinen bevorzugt das Haselhuhn junge Waldstadien mit Pionierwaldcharakter. Ein hoher… Continue reading Haselhuhn: Habitatsuche im Bayerischen Wald, Teil 2

Boreal Owl – living in harsh conditions in the high-altitude forest

The little owl seems almost curious to look down at the excited observer. He had flown up without any sound. Now the bird alternately looks down (to the photographer) and then up again – probably to identify avian enemies in good time. The yellow iris reflects the sun and sparkles. It is a Boreal Owl… Continue reading Boreal Owl – living in harsh conditions in the high-altitude forest

Capercaillie in wildlife enclosure

Old and weakened trees have not been felled and removed from the forests for years, but remain there until they are knocked over by the wind or pushed down by the snow. Insects such as the bark beetle, which are seen as pests in commercial forests, are allowed to make their natural contribution to forest… Continue reading Capercaillie in wildlife enclosure

Occurrence and habitat of Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) in Brandenburg

This small owl is the sole member in Europe of a worldwide spread genus Glaucidium. The owl inhabits mainly the coniferous forest zone, especially the upland and mountain areas up to the tree line in Central Europe. But in the 19th Century this owl was widespread distributed in all the mountain ranges of central Europe… Continue reading Occurrence and habitat of Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum) in Brandenburg