Birdwatching in Brandenburg On the trail of the wilderness
Brandenburg is known for its wealth of bird species. Many of them are rather rare species, such as the bittern and the black stork. The endangered corncrake has its largest presence at the Unteres Odertal National Park. The park´s unique habitat makes it one of the most ideal bird watching places in Brandenburg. Frequent guests in Brandenburg are storks (white stork) and cranes (common crane). There are over 40 breeding pairs at Rühstädt stork village in the Prignitz region. The extraordinary elegance and unique sound of the crane can be seen and heard at Linumer Teiche (Linum ponds). The passage of birds in autumn represents a one-of-a kind nature spectacle as thousands of cranes are seeking their places to gather, rest and roost in the State of Brandenburg.
An insider´s tip for your exploration is the Havelland Luch near Buckow, a lowland area in the Westhavelland Nature Park. This area is home of the great bustard, who has become very rare in northern Europe.