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Number of species 252
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of introduced species: 4

Bird checklist 

 

Phasianidae
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia Haselhuhn  
Eurasian Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus Auerhuhn  
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix Birkhuhn  
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta Alpenschneehuhn  
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca Steinhuhn Extirpated
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix Rebhuhn Extirpated
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Wachtel  
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Fasan Introduced species

Anatidae
Bean Goose Anser fabalis Saatgans  
Greylag Goose Anser anser Graugans  
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Bläßgans  
Canada Goose Branta canadensis Kanadagans Introduced species
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Höckerschwan  
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Singschwan  
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Brandgans  
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Rostgans Introduced species
Gadwall Tadorna ferruginea Schnatterente  
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope Pfeifente  
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Stockente  
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Löffelente  
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Spießente  
Garganey Anas querquedula Knäkente  
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca Krickente  
Common Pochard Aythya ferina Tafelente  
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Moorente Near-threatened
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Reiherente  
Greater Scaup Aythya marila Bergente  
Common Eider Somateria mollissima Eiderente  
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra Trauerente  
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Schellente  
Smew Mergellus albellus Zwergsäger  
Common Merganser Mergus merganser Gänsesäger  
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Mittelsäger  

Gaviidae
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Sterntaucher  
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica Prachttaucher Rare/Accidental

Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Zwergtaucher  
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Haubentaucher  
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Ohrentaucher  
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Schwarzhalstaucher  

Ciconiidae
Black Stork Ciconia nigra Schwarzstorch  
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Weißstorch  

Ardeidae
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris Rohrdommel  
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus Zwergdommel  
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Nachtreiher  
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Rallenreiher  
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Kuhreiher  
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Graureiher  
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Purpurreiher  
Great Egret Ardea alba Silberreiher  
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Seidenreiher  

Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Kormoran  
European Shag  Phalacrocorax aristotelis  Krähenscharbe  

Falconidae
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Rötelfalke Vulnerable
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Turmfalke  
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Rotfußfalke Near-threatened
Merlin Falco columbarius Merlin  
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo Baumfalke  
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Wanderfalke  
 

Accipitriformes: Pandionidae

Osprey Pandion haliaetus Fischadler  
 
Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus Wespenbussard  
Red Kite Milvus milvus Rotmilan Near-threatened
Black Kite Milvus migrans Schwarzmilan  
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus Rohrweihe  
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus Kornweihe  
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Steppenweihe Near-threatened
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus Wiesenweihe  
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Sperber  
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis Habicht  
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo Mäusebussard  
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus Rauhfußbussard  
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Steinadler  

Rallidae
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus Wasserralle  
Corn Crake Crex crex Wachtelkönig Near-threatened
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana Tüpfelsumpfhuhn  
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Teichhuhn  
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra Bläßhuhn  

Gruidae
Common Crane Grus grus Kranich  

Burhinidae
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus Triel  

Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Kiebitz  
European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria Goldregenpfeifer  
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Sandregenpfeifer  
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Flußregenpfeifer  
Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus Mornellregenpfeifer  

Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Waldschnepfe  
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus Zwergschnepfe  
Great Snipe Gallinago media Doppelschnepfe Near-threatened
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Bekassine  
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Uferschnepfe Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Pfuhlschnepfe  
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Regenbrachvogel  
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Großer Brachvogel Near-threatened
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Dunkler Wasserläufer  
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Rotschenkel  
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Teichwasserläufer  
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Grünschenkel  
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Waldwasserläufer  
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Bruchwasserläufer  
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Flußuferläufer  
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Steinwälzer  
Sanderling Calidris alba Sanderling  
Little Stint Calidris minuta Zwergstrandläufer  
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Temminckstrandläufer  
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Sichelstrandläufer  
Dunlin Calidris alpina Alpenstrandläufer  
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Kampfläufer  

Laridae
Mew Gull Larus canus Sturmmöwe  
Caspian Tern Larus cachinnans Weisskopfmöwe  
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Heringsmöwe  
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Lachmöwe  
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus Schwarzkopfmöwe Rare/Accidental
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus Zwergmöwe  
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Flußseeschwalbe  
Little Tern Sternula albifrons Zwergseeschwalbe  
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Weißbart-Seeschwalbe  
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Trauerseeschwalbe  

Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Felsentaube Introduced species
Stock Dove Columba oenas Hohltaube  
Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus Ringeltaube  
European Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur Turteltaube  
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto Türkentaube  

Cuculidae
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Kuckuck  

Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba Schleiereule  

Strigidae
European Scops-Owl Otus scops Zwergohreule  
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo Uhu  
Tawny Owl Strix aluco Waldkauz  
Eurasian Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium passerinum Sperlingskauz  
Little Owl Athene noctua Steinkauz  
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus Rauhfußkauz  
Long-eared Owl Asio otus Waldohreule  
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Sumpfohreule  

Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Ziegenmelker  

Apodidae
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba Alpensegler  
Common Swift Apus apus Mauersegler  

Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Blauracke Near-threatened

Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Eisvogel  

Meropidae
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Bienenfresser  

Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Wiedehopf  

Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla Wendehals  
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor Kleinspecht  
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius Mittelspecht  
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos Weißrückenspecht  
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos Buntspecht  
Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus Dreizehenspecht  
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius Schwarzspecht  
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis Grünspecht  
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus Grauspecht  

Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio Neuntöter  
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor Raubwürger  
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator Rotkopfwürger  

Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus Pirol  

Corvidae
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius Eichelhäher  
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica Elster  
Eurasian Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes Tannenhäher  
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus Alpendohle  
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula Dohle  
Rook Corvus frugilegus Saatkrähe  
Carrion Crow Corvus corone Aaskrähe  
Common Raven Corvus corax Kolkrabe  

Bombycillidae
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Seidenschwanz  

Paridae
Great Tit Parus major Kohlmeise  
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus Blaumeise  
Coal Tit Periparus ater Tannenmeise  
Marsh Tit Poecile palustris Sumpfmeise  
Willow Tit Poecile montana Weidenmeise  
Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus Haubenmeise  

Remizidae
Eurasian Penduline-Tit Remiz pendulinus    

Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Uferschwalbe  
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Rauchschwalbe  
Eurasian Crag-Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris Felsenschwalbe  
House-Martin Delichon urbicum Mehlschwalbe  

Aegithalidae
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus Schwanzmeise  

Alaudidae
Crested Lark Galerida cristata Haubenlerche  
Wood Lark Lullula arborea Heidelerche  
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis Feldlerche  

Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis Cistensänger  

Sylviidae
Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia Feldschwirl  
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides Rohrschwirl  
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus Drosselrohrsänger  
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola Seggenrohrsänger Vulnerable
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Schilfrohrsänger  
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus Teichrohrsänger  
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris Sumpfrohrsänger  
Meldious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta Orpheusspötter  
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina Gelbspötter  
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Fitis  
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Zilpzalp  
Western Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli Berglaubsänger  
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Waldlaubsänger  
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Mönchsgrasmücke  
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Gartengrasmücke  
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca Klappergrasmücke  
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis Dorngrasmücke  

Regulidae
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Sommergoldhähnchen  
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Wintergoldhähnchen  

Troglodytidae
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Zaunkönig  

Sittidae
Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea Kleiber  
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria Mauerläufer  

Certhiidae
Eurasian Tree-Creeper Certhia familiaris Waldbaumläufer  
Short-toed Tree-Creeper Certhia brachydactyla Gartenbaumläufer  

Sturnidae
Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus Rosenstar  
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Star  

Turdidae
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis Steinrötel  
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus Ringdrossel  
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula Amsel  
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris Wacholderdrossel  
Redwing Turdus iliacus Rotdrossel  
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Singdrossel  
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus Misteldrossel  

Muscicapidae
European Robin Erithacus rubecula Rotkehlchen  
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica Blaukehlchen  
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos Nachtigall  
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros Hausrotschwanz  
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Gartenrotschwanz  
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Braunkehlchen  
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola Schwarzkehlchen  
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Steinschmätzer  
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura Trauerschmätzer Rare/Accidental
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Grauschnäpper  
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Trauerschnäpper  
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis Halsbandschnäpper  

Cinclidae
White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus Wasseramsel  

Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Haussperling  
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Feldsperling  
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis Schneesperling  

Prunellidae
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris Alpenbraunelle  
Dunnock Prunella modularis Heckenbraunelle  

Motacillidae
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Schafstelze  
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Gebirgsstelze  
White Wagtail Motacilla alba Bachstelze  
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris Brachpieper  
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis Wiesenpieper  
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Baumpieper  
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus Rotkehlpieper  
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta Bergpieper  

Fringillidae
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Buchfink  
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Bergfink  
European Serin Serinus serinus Girlitz  
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris Grünling  
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus Erlenzeisig  
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Stieglitz  
Citril Finch Carduelis citrinella Zitronengirlitz  
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea Birkenzeisig  
Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina Bluthänfling  
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra Fichtenkreuzschnabel  
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Gimpel  
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Kernbeisser  

Emberizidae
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra Grauammer  
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella Goldammer  
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia Zippammer  
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana Ortolan  
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus Zaunammer  
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus Rohrammer  
 
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