The severe Baltic winter that made thousands of birds flee

December 1978, on the Dutch polders and in the Baltic, was so cold large flocks of waterfowl and raptors left for the UK.

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Last updated on 14 December 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
European Union
Netherlands
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Extreme weather
Extreme temperatures
Species: 
Asio flammeus
Asio otus
Circus cyaneus
Gavia arctica arctica
Gavia stellata
Mergellus albellus
Podiceps auritus
Podiceps grisegena grisegena
Species group: 
Birds