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Drachenfels

Nordrhein-Westfalen  >  Germany

Vineyards, rocks and a close-by forest with some interesting breeding species. One of the northernmost breeding places of Rock Bunting.

Added by Caspar Jung

Description

 Vineyards with two pairs of Rock Bunting (one of the northernmost breeding places), European SerinLinnet 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.

Details

Access

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 Habitat

Forest, Agriculture, City/village, Valley

Conditions

No shadow, Hilly, Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Birdingplaces Near

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.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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