Birds spotted in March

Every year my wife and I are counting the individual bird species we spot each month. Always in the beginning of the year, we reset the list and start over again. Once we have seen a species for the first time in the year, we add it to the present months list. Sometimes we are very lucky and spot a bird we have never seen before. In bird nerd language this is called a life bird or a lifer. In this article I will be listing the birds spotted in March.

List of species

Below you find a list of species of birds spotted in March. All of those birds have been spotted either around our house or just a couple of kilometers away. The list contains of 10 birds for this month. What we started to do is also trying to distinguish between male and female bird and I have added a couple of images further down in the gallery.

    • Mistel trush (Turdus viscivorus)
    • Northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
    • Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
    • Eurasian treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)
    • White wagtail (Motacilla alba)
    • Goldcrest (Reglos reglus)
    • Great grey shrike (Laius excubitor)
    • Common redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
    • European stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
    • White stork (Ciconia ciconia)

Life birds

Compared to January and February we didn’t spot to many new species but had two lifers. It’s the common lapwing and the mistle trush.

White storks

The white storks arrived a little bit later as last year but they came in large numbers called during migration a phalanx of storks.

Some impressions

Find below a couple of birds spotted in March and caught on camera. I usually use a 500mm f/4 lens that gives me enough space between the bird and me and makes sure I don’t distract my little friends.

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White stork


White stork


White wagtail


White wagtail

tree creeper

Eurasian treecreeper




Northern lapwing

collared dove

Eurasian collared dove

collared dove

Eurasian collared dove

black bird

Eurasian blackbird

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