Tag Archives: Birding Germany


On Snipers and Snipes

Snipes are, when on the ground, rather difficult to spot. First of all, they tend to be extremely well camouflaged and hence blend in perfectly with their environments (as you can see in the first […]

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Beach Bird

During my stay on Helgoland, we hoped for some rare type of Wheatear. In the week before our visit an Isabelline Wheatear had been reported. But: no luck, on the main Island we encountered a […]

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Hooked on Horned !

The Horned Larked has been on my wish list for a while, for a descent shot that is. Until this year, I was never able to make this kind of shots. This year though, it […]

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Snow Bunting

One of the species we found on Heligoland, was the Snow Bunting. Of course, I had seen them in The Netherlands as well (and in Iceland), since usually we have some in winter hanging around. […]

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Lapland Longspur at Last

Last weekend I spent birding with a group of birding friends at the German island of Helgoland. My main goal as usual was shooting, but of course I hoped for some sightings of rare vagrants […]

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Mr Black and White

Besides the Northern Gannets there’s another abundant species to be found on Helgoland: the Common Murre or Guillemot. With their black and white dress and upright breeding position, they resemble penguins a little. Both are […]

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Gannets @ 24-70mm

What does one do when it’s almost too hot to cycle and there’s a ferry boat to Helgoland (Germany)…..? Indeed:  book a hotel on the island, hop on the ferry and go and have a look. […]

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