• Old World waterfowl. and other waterfowl in the Old World

    16 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    As I mentioned last week, my wife, son, and daughter-in-law spent much of the month of October in Europe. Visiting the continent after the end of most of the autumn migration meant that the number of bird species I could see in northern France, Switzerland, southern Germany, and Austria was much reduced.
    But when it comes to waterfowl, the non-reproductive season offers some great opportunities in central Europe, as many species move south from their Arctic breeding grounds. So I made sure to visit as many bodies of water as possible during my brief birding opportunities. And I did manage...
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