Birding at Rickelsbüller Koog, Germany (10/2018)

Barnacle Geese in the countryside

Barnacle Geese in the countryside

After visiting Holnis, the northernmost point along the German Baltic Sea, I visited the northernmost point of the entire German mainland, which is situated within the wetlands of the Rickelsbüller Koog, opposite the island of Sylt and bordering Denmark.

The Rickelsbüller Koog is characterized by wetlands behind the dyke protecting the flat countryside of northern Germany from the North Sea. Each spring and autumn, the area is visited by thousands of migratory birds who rest on the meadows as well as feed on the mud flats exposed during low tide. It’s a birder’s paradise and also a pretty unique landscape.

As in other birding spots along the North Sea, it is best to come to the Rickelsbüller Koog during high tide, when the birds leave the mud flats and come closer to the shore or rest behind the dyke and are therefore easier to see.

One response to “Birding at Rickelsbüller Koog, Germany (10/2018)

  1. Pingback: Birding at Rickelsbüller Koog, Germany (10/2018) | Matt Travels – Wolf's Birding and Bonsai Blog·

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