Germany, Kandern


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.

Birds seen here

When the birds were spotted

Date Bird Title Seen by Interestingness
Blackbird 6 blackbirds on terrace in snow Hühnerhabicht
Pigeon, Wood on neighbour´s roof Hühnerhabicht *
Chaffinch a couple on terrace Hühnerhabicht *
Mallard in the pond of biotope "clay pit" Hühnerhabicht **
Rook around 50 on a field behind the house Hühnerhabicht
Kestrel in the fields behind the house Hühnerhabicht *
Heron, Grey at the biotope "clay pit" Hühnerhabicht *
Crow, Carrion around a dozen on a field behind the house Hühnerhabicht
Egret, Great on a field in Hammerstein Hühnerhabicht ***
Wagtail, Grey in the meadows of Feuerbach Hühnerhabicht **
Yellowhammer on terrace Hühnerhabicht **
Greenfinch on terrace Hühnerhabicht **
Siskin 4 siskins on terrace Hühnerhabicht *
Magpie 8 magpies flying overhead Hühnerhabicht
Blackbird on the terrace Hühnerhabicht
Tit, Great 3 on terrace Hühnerhabicht
Dunnock on terrace Hühnerhabicht *
Robin on the terrace Hühnerhabicht *
Tit, Blue on the terrace Hühnerhabicht
Sparrow, Tree on terrace Hühnerhabicht ***
Sparrow, House little group on terrace Hühnerhabicht
Moorhen moorhen with 4 young ones in pod near tennis courts Hühnerhabicht *
Tit, Crested in the hedge in my garden Hühnerhabicht ***
Sparrow, Tree in my garden Hühnerhabicht ***
Woodpecker, Green in my garden Hühnerhabicht *
Dipper in river Kander in the town Hühnerhabicht ***
Magpie around 10 magpies on a high fir tree in the neighbourhood Hühnerhabicht
Wagtail, Grey in river Kander, in town Hühnerhabicht *
Tit, Long Tailed around 10 in a tree on the orchard meadows behind the house Hühnerhabicht ***
Swift, Common over the garden Hühnerhabicht *
Martin, House flying above my balcony Hühnerhabicht *
Swallow around 10 on a field between Wollbach and Hammerstein Hühnerhabicht **
Pheasant Male pheasant in a field between Mappach and Maugenhard Hühnerhabicht **
Tern, Common 3 terns nosediving in the Altrhein near Bad Bellingen Hühnerhabicht ***
Egret, Great 13 great egrets in "Altrhein" near Bad Bellingen Hühnerhabicht ***
Swallow in the meadows behind the house, flying Hühnerhabicht ***
Wagtail, Grey at the side of the Kander in the town Hühnerhabicht ***
Woodpecker, Middle Spotted on a tree in the meadows behind the house Hühnerhabicht *
Redstart, Black in garden Hühnerhabicht
Blackcap in a tree in the meadows behind the house Hühnerhabicht *
Woodpecker, Green in the meadows behind the house Hühnerhabicht *
Stork, White a couple nesting on an industrial chimney in town Hühnerhabicht ***
Blackcap in bushes at the side of the road between Kandern and Liel Hühnerhabicht ***
Egret, Great at the bank of Altrhein in Bad Bellingen Hühnerhabicht *
Magpie flying forth and back above the house Hühnerhabicht
Blackbird in the garden Hühnerhabicht
Chaffinch in the garden Hühnerhabicht
Tit, Great in the garden Hühnerhabicht
Crow, Carrion in the garden Hühnerhabicht
Sparrow, House in the garden Hühnerhabicht