Germany 2017: Birding at the North Sea Coast

North Sea Coast, Schleswig-Holstein:

Eurasian Curlew

Eurasian Curlew

In the middle of October, my mother and I went birding along the North Sea Coast.

During the autumn months, millions of migratory birds pass through the area on their way south. However, our bird watching was comparatively uneventful since it was low tide and most birds were feeding on the mud flats far from the actual coastline. Therefore we saw only few ducks, geese, lapwings, and curlews. Nonetheless, the weather was fantastic and we had a good time! We visited two areas: the Beltringharder Koog together with the Hamburger Hallig in the north as well as the Dithmarscher Speicherkoog further towards the south. Both localities are well equipped for bird watchers and even offer a number of hides from where the lakes, lagoons, and flooded meadows can be observed.

You can also see some video clips of the various birds here:

I hope you enjoyed this little outing to the North Sea Coast as much as I did!

4 responses to “Germany 2017: Birding at the North Sea Coast

    • Thank you! 😊 yes, the weather was brilliant and I enjoyed the day a lot – especially the close encounter with the curlew… hope you see a lapwing soon! good luck!! 😊

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