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
Swallow in the meadows behind the house, flying Hühnerhabicht ***
Wagtail, Yellow at the side of the Kander in the town 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 ***
Woodpecker, Middle Spotted on a tree in the meadows behind the house 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 *
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
Magpie flying forth and back above the house Hühnerhabicht
Shelduck, Ruddy in the pod of biotope "clay pit" Hühnerhabicht ****
Redstart, Black on the meadows with fruit trees Hühnerhabicht **
Thrush, Song on a tree in the orchard meadows near the house Hühnerhabicht
Goose, Egyptian on the "Altrhein" in Bad Bellingen Hühnerhabicht ***
Pheasant a male and 2 females on a field between Bad Bellingen and Hertingen Hühnerhabicht ****
Tit, Marsh park in Bad Beliingen Hühnerhabicht
Wren in the park in Bad Bellingen on a tree Hühnerhabicht ***
Cormorant Altrhein, Isteiner Schwellen Hühnerhabicht *
Wagtail, Pied amongst a flock of sheep Hühnerhabicht ***
Nuthatch in a tree in the park of Badenweiler Hühnerhabicht *
Siskin Garden terrace Hühnerhabicht *
Swan, Mute on the Rhine in Bad Bellingen Hühnerhabicht
Starling wild part of spa gardens in Bad Bellingen Hühnerhabicht
Heron, Grey 8 couples nesting in high trees at the banks of Rhine in Bad Bellingen Hühnerhabicht ***
Tit, Long Tailed wild part of spa gardens Bad Bellingen Hühnerhabicht ***
Dove, Collared spa gardens Bad Bellingen Hühnerhabicht
Woodpecker, Middle Spotted at a tree trunk near "Tongrube" Hühnerhabicht **
Duck, Muscovy sitting on the sidewalk near river Kander at the Hauptstrasse Hühnerhabicht
Woodpecker, Green 3 woodpeckers on a meadow below "Mohrensattel" Hühnerhabicht **
Pigeon, Wood on a tree in the wood above my house Hühnerhabicht *
Mallard in pond near tennis courts Hühnerhabicht
Moorhen in the pond near tennis courts Hühnerhabicht ***
Buzzard sitting on a nest of a high birch Hühnerhabicht
Heron, Grey at the biotope "clay pit" Hühnerhabicht *
Yellowhammer on garden terrace Hühnerhabicht
Egret, Great on a field between Mappach and Maugenhard Hühnerhabicht *
Kite, Red in flight above fields of Maugenhard Hühnerhabicht **
Chaffinch on garden terrace Hühnerhabicht
Heron, Grey on a field near Wollbach Hühnerhabicht *
Brambling on garden terrace at bird table Hühnerhabicht *
Stork, White on a meadow in Kandern/Tannenkirch Hühnerhabicht *
Robin garden terrace Hühnerhabicht *
Goldfinch in garden on a tree Hühnerhabicht *
Greenfinch garden terrace Hühnerhabicht
Hawfinch on the food table on terrace Hühnerhabicht **