Charity concert for the storks

Stork nest site restoration in Linum

Stork nests must be regularly cleared away and freed from debris such as plastic bags and cords. Otherwise there is a risk that the young will get caught in the strings or that moisture in the nests will accumulate, causing the chicks to lose heat and die. The proceeds from the concerts are donated to NABU Berlin to help finance these renovations in Linum.

Concert and guided tour on Sun 12 June 2022

2.30 pm: three simultaneous guided tours
max. 20 persons per group; to the stork nests in Linum; the meeting point is in front of the village church of Linum.

4 pm: concert Gideon-Klein-Trio

Ludwig van Beethoven
Serenade for string trio in D Major, Op. 8
Jean Sibelius
String trio in g Minor
Ernő Dohnányi
Serenade for string trio in C Major, Op. 10

Dorfkirche Linum
Nauener Str. 49
16833 Fehrbellin OT Linum

Concert and guided tour: € 25
Concert without guided tour: € 20

Tickets and registration for the guided tours can be made at the RSB Visitor Service office.

Linum the stork village

No fewer than 16 occupied stork nests once gave the small village of Linum in the Fehrbellin district the nickname “stork village”. After Rühstädt an der Elbe, it is the place with the second largest stork population in all of Brandenburg. Although the population has declined in the last 20 years, up to ten pairs of storks still return to the village every spring from their wintering grounds to raise their young. Due to intensive land use and extreme drought, food for the storks is becoming scarcer in the region around Linum. Nonetheless, the moorland of the Upper Rhinluch with its fish ponds and meadowlands still offers a good breeding ground for young storks. From the end of March, the storks perform courtship displays and compete for the best nests. The resulting unmistakable commotion can be seen and heard all over the area. The impressive brick church, Linum’s landmark, also regularly houses a pair of storks.

Second home Africa

In order to be fly upwind when traveling to their winter quarters and thus save energy, storks migrate over land masses. They therefore use two routes on their way to Africa: east across the Bosporus or west across the Strait of Gibraltar. The route chosen depends on genetic factors.

30 years commitment

NABU Berlin has been involved in stork conservation on-site for almost 30 years. The association concerns itself with the banding of birds and caring of the nests. It also offers numerous events for visitors, school classes and kindergartens to arouse interest and enthusiasm for these extraordinary birds. NABU also campaigns for the protection of stork feeding grounds and the safeguarding of migration routes where they face dangers such as hunters and unsecured power lines.

NABU Berlin and RSB – Nature and music in harmony

Since the 2018/2019 season, NABU Berlin has been a partner of the RSB. Ranging from walks accompanied by birdsong to the habitat and acoustic realm of the cemetery, projects have been developed that connect nature with music. This season, we take a journey together with the storks.

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