Kandern is a small rural town in the south of "Markgräflerland", at the spur of southern Blackforest. For the purpose of this website I'm collecting here bird sightings in Kandern itself and in the surroundings within a radius of around 10 km as the crow flies. The landscape in Kandern itself includes traditional orchard meadows, fields and woods as well as small rivers and pods. There is a biotope in the former clay pitch and a biotope and geotope in the "Wolfsschlucht" (in a forest).
The community Kandern includes as well the villages Holzen (known as habitat for white storks), Feuerbach, Sitzenkirch, Riedlingen, Tannenkirch, Wollbach where you find winegrowing and fruit-growing districts.
Not far away from Kandern are two health resorts with mineral springs: Badenweiler with its gardens famous for their old and partly exotic trees and its castle ruin; and Bad Bellingen with the wild part of the spa gardens with many very old trees which are a natural habitat for a big variety of birds. The river Rhine (Altrhein, not the canal) builds the natural border of Bad Bellingen.