National Waterfowl Count

The second weekend in November usually is National Waterfowl Count in Switzerland. It was my second year participating. Last year I didn’t take any photos because I was occupied with counting. This year I managed to take some of two species: Eurasian Curlew and Common Sandpiper – see last post.

My list for this year’s November count:

  • Mute Swan – Höcherschwan (18)
  • Eurasian Wigeon – Pfeifente (1)
  • Gadwall – Schnatterente (17)
  • Common Teal – Krickente (1)
  • Mallard – Stockente (133)
  • Northern Shoveler – Löffelente (7)
  • Red-crested Pochard – Kolbenente (14)
  • Common Pochard – Tafelente (25)
  • Tufted Duck – Reiherente (141)
  • Common Goldeneye – Schellente (12)
  • Common Merganser – Gänsesäger (5)
  • Little Grebe – Zwergtaucher (26)
  • Great Crested Grebe – Haubentaucher (35)
  • Great Cormorant – Kormoran (27)
  • Great Egret – Silberreiher (2)
  • Grey Heron – Graureiher (3)
  • Common Moorhen – Teichhuhn (6)
  • Common Coot – Blässhuhn (1008)
  • Common Snipe – Bekassine (2)
  • Eurasian Curlew – Grosser Brachvogel (194)
  • Common Sandpiper – Flussuferläufer (1)
  • Black-headed Gull – Lachmöwe (216)
  • Caspian Gull – Mittelmeermöwe (4)
  • undefined Gull – unbestimmte Grossmöwe (6)
  • House Duck – Hausente (1)

A total of 24 species and 2078 individuals – just for the waterfowl.

The number were lower on many species this year – I’d say it’s because of the very mild November we’re having this year.

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~ by Natalie on November 22, 2011.

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