The Lummenfelsen on Helgolands south side is the only rock face in the German Bight, and thus the only habitat for seabirds breeding in the rock.
The bird colonies are an impressive spectacle accompanied by the screeching and confusion of seabirds. In a relatively small space more than 10,000 pairs of birds breed here. Kites (7000) and guillemots (2500) are the strongest species, and there are only a handful of razorbills and fulmars. Since the beginning of the 90s, the gannets have been added.
September 5, 2017
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