Vineyards with two pairs of Rock Bunting (one of the northernmost breeding places), European Serin , Linnet and Lesser Whitethroat. In the rocks above the vineyards is Peregrine Falcon. In the close-by forest are breeding Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Common Raven, Wood Warbler and Tawny Owl.
During migration, you can see migrating raptors and some other migratory birds. In summer, there are also many raptors like Black Kite and European Honey-buzzard.
There is a nearby train station in Rhöndorf (you can come by regional train from Cologne and Koblenz or by tramway from Bonn). You can park in Rhöndorf or at the restaurant below the vineyards.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Agriculture, City/village, Valley
ConditionsNo shadow, Hilly, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?No
Good birding seasonSpring, Summer, Autumn
Best time to visitSpring
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
The Siebengebirge is a big forest area directly beside the Drachenfels. You can find many different forest species.
Another good birdingplace is the shore of the river Rhine directly at the other side of the Drachenfels. It is very interesting during migration time.