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Wind directions

The maps on this page show where rare bird discoveries were made in the Netherlands since 1 January 2023. Only those (sub)species, that are currently considered by the CDNA, are included. Besides accepted records, also some reports still to be evaluated by the CDNA, are shown. When records have more than one location, only the first is being used.

The maps below show the records grouped by the wind direction on the day of discovery


Did you know that the all three Alpine Accentors were found on days with north or north-east winds?


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East to south-east

Rarities include Lesser Scaup (2), Great Spotted Cuckoo, Little Crake (2), Cory's / Scopoli's Shearwater, Sociable Lapwing (2), Spotted Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher (2), Great Snipe, Ross's Gull, Lesser Spotted (5), Booted (4), Eastern Imperial Eagle, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Red-tailed / Daurian Shrike, Crested (2), Greater Short-toed Lark, Iberian Chiffchaff (2), Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Booted Warbler, Red-spotted Bluethroat (2), Collared Flycatcher, Siberian Stonechat, Isabelline, Eastern Black-eared Wheatear, Black-headed Wagtail, Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit, Two-barred Crossbill, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-headed and Yellow-browed Bunting.

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South to south-west

Rarities include Ring-necked Duck (2), Lesser Scaup (5), Blue-winged Teal, Little Crake, Cory's Shearwater, Pygmy Cormorant, Baird's, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Bonaparte's, Ross's Gull, Egyptian, Cinereous Vulture, Booted Eagle (5), Tengmalm's, Eurasian Scops Owl, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Gyrfalcon, Crested Lark, Green Warbler, Iberian Chiffchaff, Moustached Warbler, Eastern Black Redstart, Common Rock Thrush, Siberian Stonechat, Isabelline Wheatear, Blyth's Pipit (2) and Cretzschmar's Bunting.

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West to north-west

Rarities include Greenland White-fronted Goose (2), King Eider, Marbled Duck, Ring-necked Duck (5), Lesser Scaup, Oriental Turtle Dove, Little Crake (3), Allen's Gallinule, Cory's / Scopoli's Shearwater (3), Sociable Lapwing, Long-billed Dowitcher (4), Great Snipe, Lesser / Greater Spotted, Booted Eagle (3), Eurasian Crag Martin, Western / Eastern Bonelli's Warbler, Western Subalpine Warbler, Eastern Black Redstart and Isabelline Wheatear (2).

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North to north-east

Rarities include Ross's Goose, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup (2), Falcated Duck, Lesser Yellowlegs, Lesser Spotted, Lesser / Greater Spotted (3), Booted (3), Steppe Eagle, Lesser Grey Shrike, Greater Short-toed, Calandra Lark, Iberian Chiffchaff (5), Booted Warbler, Red-spotted Bluethroat (3), Collared Flycatcher, Isabelline Wheatear and Alpine Accentor (3).

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