The Palmnut Vulture (Gypohierax angolensis) is an Old World Vulture of the Gypohierax genus and a native bird of Africa. Read more on bird facts, distribution and breeding.
The Brent Goose (Branta bernicla) is the smallest one with the darkest plumage of all marine geese with circumpolar breeding grounds. Read more on distribution, status and breeding.
The Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) is a huge bird, with dark plumage, but for the pale head. This species is also called Monk Vulture. It comes across at a size of 100-110 cm and a wingspan measuring between 250-295 cm, making it one of the larges vultures in Europa, Africa and Asia. This bird is … Read more
The Hooded Vulture is a bird of Africa and a true Old World vulture. Find interesting facts on these birds on distribution, movements, habitat, breeding, food and threats to the species.
The huge White-tailed Eagle was close to extinction in the 1980s and has made a remarkable comeback since then. Today the species is no longer endangered and can frequently be watched in the baltics and northern Europe. Read more
The Bald Eagle is probably the best known representative of the sea eagles. Because of its unique appearance it is also the symbol of North America. Read more on conservation, distribution and breeding.
The African Fish Eagle is a noisy bird of prey known as the voice of Africa. Learn about biology, breeding an d distribution
We followed the Bearded Vulture and went to Gemmi Pass in the Swiss Alps. Although late in the year, we were quite lucky to have some eventfull days with plenty of sightings of these beautiful birds.
When being out and about in the Alpine region one will most probably have an encounter with crow and raven, especially with Red-billed Chough and Alpine Choughs. Ravens mostly keep their distance to us humans, whereas Red-billed Choughs and Alpine Choughs are anything but shy. We went to the Swiss Gemmi Pass and met with … Read more
The Swiss Alps were beckoning and at least we wanted to see some vultures there before the winter setting in. We chose the Gemmi Pass in the Swiss Canton of Valais, because this spot has quite a reputation as vulture country. Gemmi Pass was a completely new destination to us and we had no idea … Read more