Birdwatching in South Tyrol (Italy) – especially in the Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano

June 22 – July 4, 2009

 

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Excursions

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Hans Schick
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Trip Reports

 

   

Species List

 
 


Introduction

From June 22 – July 4, 2009 I spent my holidays in Hafling, a small village 1200 m above sea level near Merano in South Tyrol. All birds  observed during the excursions and hiking tours in the alpine surroundings of Merano are summarized in this report.

Itinerary
22.06.2009:
Hiking tour from Hafling Oberdorf (1300 m) to Meraner Hütte (1960 m) and back. The tour headed along the tracks 50, 14, 5, 15, and 14 via Falzeben (1609 m), Zuegghütte (1766 m), Rotwandhütte (1817 m), Kirchsteiger Alm (1945 m), Meraner Hütte (1960 m), Kreuzjöchel (1984 m), Maiser Alm (1783 m), Moschwaldalm (1742 m), Mitterberger Alm (1397 m) back to Hafling Oberdorf (1300 m).
23.06.2009: Hiking tour from Hafling Oberdorf (1300 m) to Vöran (1204 m) along the tracks 14, 2, and 16 via Hafling Dorf, Hotel Brunner (1310 m), Leadner Alm (1514 m), and Grüner Baum (1317 m).
24.06.2009: Hiking tour from Falzeben (1609 m) via Waidmann-Alm (1998 m), Kirchsteiger Alm (1945 m), Meraner Hütte (1960 m), and Moschwald-Alm (1742 m) back to Falzeben (1609 m).
25.06.2009: Hiking tour from the lower station of Iflinger Seilbahn along Schennaer Waalweg and Wieserweg to Verdins and hiking tour from Verdins (842 m) along Maiser Waalweg (400 m) to Schenna (600 m).
26.06.2009: Drive from Hafling to Merano and then on SS 42 and SP 22 via Appiano and Caldaro to Lago di Caldaro. Birdwatching at the south-eastern edge of Lago di Caldaro. Thereafter visit of Lago di Monticolo.
27.06.2009: Hiking tour from Alpenrose (1319 m) to Knottnkino (1465 m), Leadner Alm (1514 m), Wurzer Alm (1707 m) and back to the bus station Hafling Dorf (1290 m).
28.06.2009: Hiking tour from Töll to Gratsch along the Algunder Waalweg.
29.06.2009: Hiking tour (15 km) along the Marlinger Waalweg from Töll to Lana.
30.06.2009: Hiking tour from Scheermoos (1449 m) to Meraner Hütte (1960 m) along the European Hiking Way 5 via Möltner Kaser (1763 m), Stoanerne Mandln (1968 m), Auenjoch (1926 m), Kreuzjoch (2086 m), and Kreuzjöchl (1984 m).
01.07.2009: Hiking tour along the River Falschauer Bach from the Bridge of the Südtiroler Apfelradweg up to the River Etsch.
02.07.2009: Hiking tour from Falzeben (1609 m) via Missenheimer Joch (2128 m), Kesselberghütte (2302 m), Kleiner Mittager (2260 m), Meraner Hütte (1960 m), and Waidmann-Alm (1998 m) back to Falzeben (1609 m).
03.07.2009: Hiking tour from Falzeben (1609 m) via St. Oswald (2185 m) to Kuhleiten (2363 m) and back to Falzeben (1609 m).
04.07.2009: Drive from Hafling to Schenna and later to Glurns. Visits in the centres of this small towns.

Registration of the observations
All ornithological observations were registered in the databank OrniDB97–2.20, developed by Ralf Schirmeister (www.ralf-schirmeister.de for download) and were edited in two different ways. Under the heading "Excursions" one finds the complete records to the different observation places in chronological order. Under the heading "Species List" one finds the date, the place, and the number of observed individuals in systematic order. In the section Excursions some photos give an impression of the visited areas. In the Species List there are only very few photos of birds taken by a Canon EOS 1D Mark III in combination with a telephoto lens Canon EF 600 mm, f/4L IS USM and the Extender EF 2x II.

Field guides and other ornithological literature used

Lars Svensson, Peter J. Grant, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterström, Der neue Kosmos-Vogelführer, alle Arten Europas, Nordafrikas und Vorderasiens, Frankh-Kosmos-Verlags-GmbH & Co., Stuttgart, 1999.
This book is equal to:
Killian Mullarney, Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterström, Peter J. Grant, Collins Bird Guide, The Most Complete Field Guide to The Birds of Britain and Europe, HarperCollins, London 1999.

Links to Birding in Italy
http://www.fatbirder.com/links_geo/europe/italy.html


Excursions

22.06.2009, 10:00-17:30
Hafling-OberdorfMeraner Hütte, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)

11 – 15 °C, fair. The temperature at the Meraner Hütte reached only 9 °C.
The following bird species were observed during a hiking tour from Hafling Oberdorf (1300 m) to Meraner Hütte (1960 m) and back. The tour headed along the tracks 50, 14, 5, 15, and 14 via Falzeben (1609 m), Zuegghütte (1766 m), Rotwandhütte (1817 m), Kirchsteiger Alm (1945 m), Meraner Hütte (1960 m), Kreuzjöchel (1984 m), Maiser Alm (1783 m), Moschwaldalm (1742 m), Mitterberger Alm (1397 m) back to Hafling Oberdorf (1300 m).
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
15 (at least), flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
5 (at least), flying.
Grey Wagtail (Motacílla cinérea, Gebirgsstelze):
1 juv., on a meadow. The bird did not have black markings on the bib. Upperparts grey.
Dunnock (Prunélla moduláris, Heckenbraunelle):
1, singing on the top of a fir.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
2, 1 on a tree-trunk, 1 singing.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
1 male, on a fence.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
2, singing.
Red-backed Shrike (Lánius collúrio, Rotrückenwürger):
1 male, on a cut meadow.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
3, calling in flight.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
4, calling in flight.
Starling (Sturnus vulgáris, Star):
1
, on a tree.
Tree Sparrow (Passer montánus, Feldsperling):
1, on a fence.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
12 (at least), singing.
Crossbill (Lóxia curviróstra, Fichtenkreuzschnabel):
1, male, feeding on a spruce cone.

 

 

 

 

P100-0333, P100-342, P100-357, P100-0360, P100-370, P100-375, and P100-352
Hiking tour from Hafling-Oberdorf to Meraner Hütte, South Tyrol (Italy)
(22.06.2009)

23.06.2009, 11:30-16:15
HaflingVöran, hiking tour along track 16, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
12 – 10 °C, fair, later overcast.
The following species were observed during a hiking tour from Hafling Oberdorf (1300 m) to Vöran (1204 m) along the tracks 14, 2, and 16 via Hafling Dorf, Hotel Brunner (1310 m), Leadner Alm (1514 m), and Grüner Baum (1317 m).
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
1, flying.
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrócopos major, Buntspecht):
1, calling.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
6 (at least), flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
9 (at least) flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
3, near houses.
White-breasted Dipper (Cinclus cinclus, Wasseramsel):
1, at a waterfall of the stream Sinich-Bach.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
3, singing.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
1 female, in the village Hafling Dorf.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
6, singing or on meadows.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, flying. The light grey rump was well recognized.
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscívorus, Misteldrossel):
3, on meadows.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
2 (at least), singing.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, singing.
Coal Tit (Parus ater, Tannenmeise):
1, in a spruce.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, calling.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
5, 3 of them flying, 2 on a tree.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
1 male, in the village Hafling Dorf.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
8 (at least), singing.
Squirrel (Sciúrus vulgáris, Eichhörnchen):
1, in the forest.

 

P100-0393, P100-0398, and P100-0414
Hiking tour Hafling - Vöran
, South Tyrol (Italy)
(23.06.2009

24.06.2009, 10:15-15:15
FalzebenMeraner HütteFalzeben, hiking tour, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
12 – 15 °C, fair.
The following species were observed during a hiking tour from Falzeben (1609 m) via Waidmann-Alm (1998 m), Kirchsteiger Alm (1945 m), Meraner Hütte (1960 m), and Moschwald-Alm (1742 m) back to Falzeben (1609 m).
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, flying. The bird was attacked by 2 Black-billed Magpies.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrínus, Wanderfalke):
1, flying.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
2, flying.
Alpine Swift (Apus melba, Alpensegler):
1, flying.
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrócopos major, Buntspecht):
1, calling.
Crag Martin (Ptyonoprógne rupéstris, Felsenschwalbe):
2, flying around the Hotel Residence in Falzeben.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
2, singing.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
1 male, on a meadow.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
4, flying and calling. The light grey rump of the flying birds could well be recognized.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
3, flying. Two of them attacked a Kestrel.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, flying.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
10 (at least), singing.
Linnet (Carduélis cannábina, Bluthänfling):
2 (1,1), on grassland.

 

 

 

P100-0447, P100-0450, P100-0469, P100-0471, P100-0458, and P100-0466
Hiking tour Falzeben - Moschwandalm, South Tyrol (Italy)
(24.06.2009)

25.06.2009, 10:15-13:00
Schennaer Waalweg, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
15 – 25 °C, fair.
The following species were observed during a hiking tour from the lower station of Iflinger Seilbahn along Schennaer Waalweg and Wieserweg to Verdins.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, calling.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
2, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
4, flying.
Crag Martin (Ptyonoprógne rupéstris, Felsenschwalbe):
1, flying, near St. Georg.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
1, on a lawn.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
9, singing or on the ground.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
1, singing.
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscívorus, Misteldrossel):
2, on the ground.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
3, singing.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, in an apple plantation.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, calling.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, calling.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
4, near houses.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
10 (at least), singing.
Serin (Serínus serínus, Girlitz):
1, in an apple plantation.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
2, singing.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
1, on a tree.

 

 

P100-0507, P100-0509, P100-0513, and P100-523
Hiking tour SchennaerWaalweg, South Tyrol (Italy)
(25.06.06.2009)

25.06.2009, 13:00-15:45
VerdinsSchenna, hiking tour, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
25 °C, fair.
The following species were observed during a hiking tour from Verdins (842 m) along Maiser Waalweg (400 m) to Schenna (600 m).
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, flying, along the River Passer.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, on the track.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
2, singing.
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscívorus, Misteldrossel):
2, on the track.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
5 (at least), singing.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
1, singing.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
10 (at least), singing.
Common Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis, Mauereidechse):
1, on a pile of wood.

 

P100-530 and P100-550
Hiking tour Maiser Waalweg, South Tyrol (Italy)
(26.06.2009)

26.06.2009, 11:10-14:25
Lago di Caldaro (Kalterer See), Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
25 – 30 °C, fair.
The following species were observed during a walk along the south-eastern side of Lagho di Caldaro (Lake of Caldaro). At the road along the east-side of the lake is a car park about 50 m before a road turns off to the right along the south-eastern side. There begins a short boardwalk through the reedbeds oft the protected area (Biotop Kalterer See). I walked along this boardwalk and later along the road between the protected area and an apple plantation until I reached the road from Caldaro (Kaltern) to Termeno (Tramin).
Common Heron (Árdea cinérea, Graureiher):
1, flying.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
3, swimming on a pond.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginósus, Rohrweihe):
1 female, flying.
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, hovering (near Caldaro).
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrínus, Wanderfalke):
1, flying.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
1, calling in a reedbed.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
15, flying over the reedbeds.
Common Kingfisher (Alcédo atthis, Eisvogel):
1, flying along a ditch.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
2, singing.
Red-backed Shrike (Lánius collúrio, Rotrückenwürger):
1 male, in an apple plantation.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, on an apple tree.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
1, flying.

 

 

IMG 1405, IMG 1406, IMG 1413, IMG 1419, and IMG 1425
Lago di Caldaro (Kalterer See), South Tyrol (Italy)
(26.06.2009)

26.06.2009, 15:00-15:20
Lago di Monticola (Montiggler See), Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
30 °C, fair.
Lago di Monticola (Lake Monticola) is a small lake surrounded by mountainous forest. At the western shore is a hotel resort and great parking areas. That may be the reason for the fact that there were no waterbirds except a few Mallards. – The following bird species were observed.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
8, swimming.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing.
Reed Warbler (Acrocéphalus scirpáceus, Teichrohrsänger):
1, singing, in a small reedbed.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1, singing.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
10 (at least), near the hotels and restaurants.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.

IMG 1475
Lago di Monticola (Montiggler See), South Tyrol (Italy)
(26.06.2009)

27.06.2009, 08:55-09:25
Hafling, surroundings of the parish church St. Johann, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the parish church of St. Johann and the car park of Hafling Dorf.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
10, flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
2, flying.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, calling.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
10, in a shrub.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
2, singing.

P100-0610
Hafling, parish church St. Johann, South Tyrol (Italy)
(27.06.2009)

27.06.2009, 09:40-10:25
Hafling, hiking tour from Alpenrose to Knottnkino, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour from Alpenrose (1319 m) to Knottnkino (1465 m).
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrócopos major, Buntspecht):
2, calling.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
6, flying over a meadow.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
1, singing.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1, singing.
Jay (Gárrulus glandárius, Eichelhäher):
3, calling, also seen.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, calling.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
2, on a meadow.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
3, singing.

 

P100-0558
Hiking tour from Alpenrose to Knottnkino, South Tyrol (Italy)
(27.06.2009)

27.06.2009, 10:25-12:30
Hafling, hiking tour from Knottnkino to Leadner Alm, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour from Knottnkino (1465 m) to Leadner Alm (1514 m) along track 11.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
3, on a power-line
Grey Wagtail (Motacílla cinérea, Gebirgsstelze):
1, on the roof of a barn.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
3, singing.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
4, near a barn.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
5, 2 of them singing, 3 on the track.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
1, on the track.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
2, singing.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
2, singing.

27.06.2009, 12:30-14:00
Hafling, from Leadner Alm to Wurzer Alm, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour from Leadner Alm (1514 m) to Wurzer Alm (1707 m) along the forest road.
Tree Pipit (Anthus triviális, Baumpieper):
1, singing, on the top of a larch.
Robin (Eríthacus rubécula, Rotkehlchen):
2, singing.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
1, on the track.
Chiffchaff (Phyllóscopus collýbita, Zilpzalp):
2, singing.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, calling.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.

 

P100-0589 and P100-0583
Hiking tour from Leadner Alm to Wurzer Alm,
South Tyrol (Italy)
(27.06.2009)

27.06.2009, 14:20-15:30
Hafling, from Wurzer Alm to Hafling Dorf, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour from Wurzer Alm (1707 m) to the bus station Hafling Dorf (1290 m) along the forest road Wurzelalmweg and track 2 via Kofele.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
4, flying.
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscívorus, Misteldrossel):
1, on the track.
Coal Tit (Parus ater, Tannenmeise):
1, singing.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
1, calling.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
8, singing.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
1, singing, at the bus station Hafling Dorf.
Squirrel (Sciúrus vulgáris, Eichhörnchen):
1, on the track.

 

P100-0581 and P100-0601
Hiking tour from Wurzer Alm to Hafling Dorf, South Tyrol (Italy)
(27.06.2009)

28.06.2009, 11:15-13:30
Algund, Algunder Waalweg, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
25 – 30 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour from Töll to Gratsch along the Algunder Waalweg.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
1, swimming on the River Etsch.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, flying.
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrócopos major, Buntspecht):
1, calling, also seen.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
1, flying.
Crag Martin (Ptyonoprógne rupéstris, Felsenschwalbe):
8, flying.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, near a bridge over the River Etsch.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
6, 3 of them singing.
Garden Warbler (Sýlvia borin, Gartengrasmücke):
1 (at least), singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, flying.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
5, in a shrub.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
6 (at least), singing.

 

 

 

 

P100-0623, P100-0625, P100-0627, P100-0629, P100-0635, P100-0642, P100-0643, and P100-0647
Hiking tour Algunder Waalweg, South Tyrol (Italy)
(28.06.2009)

28.06.2009, 14:50-15:20
Meran, surroundings of the railway station, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
30 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the railway station of Meran (Merano).
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
8, on the streets.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, flying.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
25, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, on a lawn.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1, singing.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
5, on the streets.

P100-0622
Meran, surroundings of the railway station, South Tyrol (Italy)
(28.06.2009)

28.06.2009, 21:15
Hafling, surroundings of Hotel Sonnenheim, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
30 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of Hotel Sonnenheim.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
2, on a fence.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1, singing.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
5, in a shrub.

P100-0499
Hafling-Oberdorf, view from Hotel Sonnenheim, South Tyrol (Italy)
(25.06.06.2009)

29.06.2009, 11:00-14:15
Meran, Marlinger Waalweg, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
25 – 30 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during a hiking tour (15 km) along the Marlinger Waalweg from Töll to Lana.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, calling (in Lana).
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
12, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
3, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
13, singing.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
1, flying, in a vineyard.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomélos, Singdrossel):
9, singing.
Garden Warbler (Sýlvia borin, Gartengrasmücke):
1, singing.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
11, singing.
Great Tit (Parus major, Kohlmeise):
1, flying, in a vineyard.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
5 (at least), calling.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
13, singing.

 

 

P100-0658, P100-0665, P100-0668, P100-0681, and P100-0690
Hiking tour Marlinger Waalweg
, South Tyrol (Italy)
(29.06.2009)

29.06.2009, 14:30
Meran, town centre, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
30 °C, fair.
Street Pigeon (Colúmba lívia f. doméstica, Haustaube):
10, in a park.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1 ad., near a bridge over the River Passer.

30.06.2009, 09:00-09:20
Hafling, surroundings of the parish church St. Johann, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of the parish church St. Johann.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
1, flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
2, flying.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, calling in flight.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
5 (at least), near farmhouses.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
2, singing.

30.06.2009, 10:20-15:00
ScheermoosMeraner Hütte, hiking tour, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
17 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour from Scheermoos (1449 m) to Meraner Hütte (1960 m) along the European Hiking Way 5 via Möltner Kaser (1763 m), Stoanerne Mandln (1968 m), Auenjoch (1926 m), Kreuzjoch (2086 m), and Kreuzjöchl (1984 m).
Skylark (Aláuda arvénsis, Feldlerche):
1, singing, near Kreuzjöchl (1984 m), on a small rock.
Tree Pipit (Anthus triviális, Baumpieper):
1, singing.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, flying, near Möltner Kaser (1763 m).
Common Wren (Troglodýtes troglodýtes, Zaunkönig):
1, singing, near Scheermoos (1449 m).
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
2, flying, one of them near Stoanerne Mandln (1968 m), the other near Meraner Hütte (1960 m).
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
5, flying.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
2, calling in flight, near Meraner Hütte (1960 m).
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
16, singing.

 

 

P100-0700, P100-0717, P100-0725, and P100-35
Hiking tour ScheermoosMeraner Hütte, South Tyrol (Italy)
(29.06.2009)

30.06.2009, 15:40-16:45
Meraner HütteFalzeben, hiking tour, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
17 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour from Meraner Hütte (1960 m) along track 14 to the bus station Falzeben (1609 m) via Rotwandhütte (1877 m).
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1, singing.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
4, singing.

01.07.2009, 11:00-15:40
Lana, Biotop Falschauer Bach, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
25 – 33 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour along the River Falschauer Bach from the Bridge of the Südtiroler Apfelradweg to the River Etsch. The car could be parked on the car park on the northern bank of the river near the bridge.
Mallard (Anas platyrhýnchos, Stockente):
13, swimming.
Common Morhen (Gallínula chlóropus, Teichralle):
1, swimming.
Wood Pigeon (Colúmba palúmbus, Ringeltaube):
1, on a tree.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
30, flying.
Common Kingfisher (Alcédo atthis, Eisvogel):
1, at the edge of a pond.
Green Woodpecker (Picus víridis, Grünspecht):
1, calling.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
13, along the track.
Fieldfare (Turdus piláris, Wacholderdrossel):
7, along the track.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
6, along the track.
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscícapa striáta, Grauschnäpper):
4, along the track.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
6, near the car park.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
3, singing.
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris, Grünfink):
3, singing, also seen.
Goldfinch (Carduélis carduélis, Stieglitz):
3, one of them singing, two in an apple plantation.

 

 

P100-0751, P100-0767, P100-0772, P100-0775, and P100-0779
Biotop Falschauer Bach, South Tyrol (Italy)
(01.07.2009)

01.07.2009, 19:00
Hafling, surroundings of Hotel Sonnenheim, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
19 °C, fair.
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, on a meadow.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
2, 1 ad. male, 1 juvenile bird.

02.07.2009, 10:10-10:20
Hafling, surroundings of Hotel Sonnenheim, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of Hotel Sonnenheim.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrínus, Wanderfalke):
1, flying.
Barn Swallow (Hirúndo rústica, Rauchschwalbe):
2, flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
5, flying.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1, singing.
Marsh Tit (Parus palústris, Sumpfmeise):
2, in a garden.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
2, on a tree.
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
1, flying.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
4, at a house.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.

02.07.2009, 11:00-17:15
FalzebenKleiner MittagerFalzeben, hiking tour, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
18 °C, fair, several times rain and hailstorm.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour from Falzeben (1609 m) via Missenheimer Joch (2128 m), Kesselberghütte (2302 m), Kleiner Mittager (2260 m), Meraner Hütte (1960 m), and Waidmann-Alm (1998 m) back to Falzeben (1609 m).
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
50 (at least), flying around Windspitze (2400 m).
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
3, 2 of them flying, 1 on the car park in Falzeben.
Northern Wheatear (Oenánthe oenánthe, Steinschmätzer):
2 ad., 1 on a fence, 1 flying (near Meraner Hütte, 1960 m).
Carrion Crow (Corvus coróne coróne, Rabenkrähe):
2, calling in flight.
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
5, calling in flight (Kesselberghütte, 2303 m).
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
2, singing, 1 in Falzeben, 1 in Meran 2000.

 

 

P100-0801, P100-0804, P100-0812, and P100-0818
Hiking tour FalzebenKleiner Mittager, South Tyrol (Italy)
(02.07.2009)

03.07.2009,
FalzebenKuhleiten Falzeben, hiking tour, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
15 – 20 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed during the hiking tour from Falzeben (1609 m) via St. Oswald (2185 m) to Kuhleiten (2363 m) and back to Falzeben (1609 m).
Kestrel (Falco tinnúnculus, Turmfalke):
1, flying, near Waidmann-Alm (1998 m).
Alpine Swift (Apus melba, Alpensegler):
1, flying, near Kuhleiten (2363 m).
White Wagtail (Motacílla alba, Bachstelze):
1, flying (Falzeben, 1609 m).
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
1, singing (Falzeben, 1609 m).
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, flying (Falzeben, 1609 m).
Common Raven (Corvus corax, Kolkrabe):
20 (at least), near Kuhleiten (2363 m), flying or roosting.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing (Falzeben, 1609 m).

 

 

 

P100-0831, P100-0840, P100-0843, P100-0855, P100-0874, and P100-0877
Hiking tour FalzebenKuhleiten, South Tyrol (Italy)
(03.07.2009)

03.07.2009, 10:20
Hafling, surroundings of Hotel Sonnenheim, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
18 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the surroundings of Hotel Sonnenheim.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
1, flying.
Black Redstart (Phoenicúrus ochrúros, Hausrotschwanz):
1 male, on a fence.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, calling.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
1, on a roof.

04.07.2009, 10:20-12:30
Schenna, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
30 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the centre of Schenna.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
20 (at least), flying.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
2, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
1, singing.
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica, Elster):
1, calling.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
5.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.

 

P100-0924 and P1000-926
Schenna,South Tyrol (Italy)
(04.07.2009)

04.07.2009, 14:40-15:50
Glurns, Autonome Provinz Bozen (Südtirol, Italy)
30 °C, fair.
The following bird species were observed in the centre of Glurns.
Collared Turtle Dove (Streptopélia decaócto, Türkentaube):
1, calling.
Common Swift (Apus apus, Mauersegler):
50 (at least), flying around the towers of the town wall.
House Martin (Délichon úrbica, Mehlschwalbe):
5, flying.
Blackbird (Turdus mérula, Amsel):
2, singing.
Blackcap (Sýlvia atricapílla, Mönchsgrasmücke):
2, singing.
Italian Sparrow (Passer domésticus itáliae, Italiensperling):
10 (at least), at the town wall.
Chaffinch (Fringílla coelebs, Buchfink):
1, singing.

P100-0944
Glurns, South Tyrol (Italy)
(04.07.2009)

 
     
 

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