Sandy beaches on Sylt

Bar-tailed Godwits (Limosa lapponica), Eurasian Curlews (Numenius arquata), Spotted Redshanks (Tringa erythropus), Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) and – maybe – even one Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) in the backlight of the evening.  Some flocks of waders are flying in. Evening mood at the Lister Ellenbogen (elbow). You might think you are alone in the world.… Continue reading Sandy beaches on Sylt

Ältester Terekwasserläufer wurde 17 Jahre

Feldornithologen auf einen Vogel-Beringungsstation in Weißrußland haben den ältesten bekannten Terekwasserläufer (Xenus cinereus) gefangen. Die Beringer fingen den Vogel im Schutzgebiet Turau-Wiesen in Weißrussland am 13. Mai 2016. Der Ring am Bein des Vogels zeigte, dass der Vogel war 17 Jahre alt; damit ist er der älteste bekannte Terekwasserläufer der Welt. Ornithologen der Akademie der… Continue reading Ältester Terekwasserläufer wurde 17 Jahre

Pintail Snipe on a remote US-Island in the northern Pacific/ Alaska

Gambell, a small village on the north-western tip of the remote St. Lawrence Island is an outstanding outpost not only for North American Birders. A short trip with only a few days with High Lonesome yielded all sorts of good birds, both Asian and North American origin. During a 6-day trip guided by the tour… Continue reading Pintail Snipe on a remote US-Island in the northern Pacific/ Alaska

Caspian Seashore & Volga delta in May

Bird richness on the northern shore of the Caspian Sea is amazing. Caspian Sea is counted the largest inland body of water in the world. More than 100 rivers provide inflow to the Caspian, with the Volga River being the largest. Pristine floodplain forests, flooded grasslands to the horizon, eagles on almost every tree. A… Continue reading Caspian Seashore & Volga delta in May