Biodiversity in the southern Eggegebirge

Nothern Shrike

Nothern shrikes (Lanius excubitor) have become a very rare species. It colonizes open and semi-open landscapes with single trees, shrubs and hedges. Moors and humid areas are also suitable habitats. 

Cutting up landscapes means a serious thread to the survival of this species. The Eggemoors represent a life-saving refuge for Northern Shrikes and first breeding birds could be observed in 2017.