Subject: [Tweeters] RFI birding Dusseldorf and Vienna
Date: Sep 23 06:02:09 2011
From: vogelfreund at - vogelfreund at

As for me, I don't know anything about Duesselldorf (industrial region). I was once in Vienna, but with no car (train). Vienna has great potential. I was there for a few days in April, so the birdies were singing. But Vienna has parks that are accessible by bus. I took a city bus out and up to a wooded ridge area and saw the Middle Spotted Woodpecker, along with other woodpeckers and titmouse, etc. of several species. The Syrian Woodpecker, which I've never seen, was reported at Schoenbrunn Palace back then. If you have wheels, I would suggest driving over to Neusiedlersee (Hungarian border), which I didn't get a chance to visit. That should be great for wintering waterfowl. Europeans are great for feeding birds (feeders) in their yards and even in parks. So keep your eyes peeled for bird feeders. But there is lots of better advice out there than I can offer.
Don't forget to visit the Natural History Museum (across from the art museum); lots of birds in there from around the world (collected in the 19th century!).

Phil Hotlen
Bellingham, WA
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From: "Ed Swan" <edswan at>
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Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:49:20 AM
Subject: [Tweeters] RFI birding Dusseldorf and Vienna

I might have a chance to visit Dusseldorf and/or Vienna in early November. Not exactly the best time for birds but I don?t have many of the common resident species for Europe. Any suggestions on where to go or books or other sources of information?


Ed Swan


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