Midwinter Counts of wildfowl: Danube River, Bratislava-Gabcikovo, Sklovakia

This weekend is dedicated for the midwinter counts of wildfowl all over Europe coordinated by Wetlands International. As local guys covered most of the part of the wetlands of our county I selected to have a look at the upper section of river Danube. The weather was somehow better than on the previous days with some sun. The incredibly large number of birds made this trip enjoyable.

Birds counted between Hamuliakovo and Gabcikovo:

Great Cormorant 1.065
Pygmy Cormorant 16
Great Grebe 60
Little Grebe 64
Grey Heron 1
Great Egret 2
Mute Swan 43
Tundra Bean-Goose 36
Greylag Goose 2
Mallard 1070
Eurasian Wigeon 6
Tufted Duck 16.140
Greater Scaup 3
Common Pochard 2.880
White-winged Scoter 3
Common Goldeneye 360
Smew 78
Common Merganser 6
Eurasian Coot 160
Common Moorhen 2
Eurasia Curlew 1
Mew Gull 570
Yellow-legged Gull 110


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