6. – 14. April 2019
Programme (6. – 14. April 2019)
Fair (12. – 14. April 2019)
Alschinger United Optics
DIGISCOPING for ALL - from beginners to professionals! Alschinger United Optics presents and sells long-range optics and accessories from Swarovski Optik for observation, digiscoping and documentation at the BirdExperience Fair.more info
Alschinger United Optics
Our experts Erich Kettner and Philipp Grosz will find for you the right equipment and / or the missing accessories, to bring you closer to animals and nature.
Tailor-made solutions, for example: mobile phone adapters can be made.
Aula publishing house
'Der Falke - Journal für Vogelbeobachter' is Germany's leading monthly journal for all who are interested in birds, their beauty, their ecology and their protection.more info
Up-to-date and exciting information is provided by 'Der Falke': bird biology and ecology, interesting observation areas, perspectives in national and international bird conservation, travel and leisure tips, short reports on remarkable observations by readers, event announcements, contacts, meetings and classifieds.
D-56291 Wiebelsheim, Deutschland
Austrian Ornithological Centre
The Austrian Ornithological Institute is based at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Comparative Behavior Research at the Vetmeduni Vienna and researches all aspects of the biology and ecology of birds. It serves as a documentation center for ornithology and bundles bird research in Austria.more info
birdlife in focus
Their tasks include:
• Basic research into the way of life of wild birds
• Research into threats to our avifauna
• Monitoring of breeding and migratory bird populations
• Establishment and operation of a national ringing center
• Applied research projects such as those on Saker falcon (saker-info.at) and Habichtskauz (habichtskauz.at).
With the field office in Seebarn am Wagram (Lower Austria), the Ornithological Institute is involved in training and public relations in the ornithological sector. Species such as hoopoe, bee-eater or little owl are excellent indicators for e.g. to communicate the benefits of sustainable viniculture in the region.
We remain loyal to the tradition of the oldest mountain sports business in Austria and attach great importance to excellent advice and sustainable customer service. In addition, we are constantly working intensively on innovative market innovations to keep our customers up to date in the fields of technology and safety. Of course, all our employees are active mountaineers and outdoor fanatics.more info
We sell what we experience!
'Born in Bavaria - worn around the world': From 1921 until today, Hanwag has stood for Bavarian craftsmanship combined with sophisticated technical know-how and continuous innovation. Hanwag has always been producing high quality mountain and trekking shoes at its headquarters in Vierkirchen, Bavaria. All Hanwag models, which are not 'zwiegenäht' in old craftmanship, are made in 'gezwickter' style. This guarantees that all Hanwag models can be re-soled and therefore accompany their wearers at every turn for a particularly long time.
In 1960, Åke Nordin founded Fjällräven in the basement of his home in the northern Swedish town of Örnsköldsvik. The desire to develop timeless, functional and durable outdoor clothing, to act responsibly towards people, animals and nature and to promote interest in outdoor life is what drives the brand today. Meanwhile, Fjällräven products, including classics like the Greenland Jacket or the Kånken backpack, are sold in over 30 countries.
Bird.at – Communication platform for Birders
The internet platform was launched in 2001 by Martin Riesing and Christoph Roland. The forum of the website is meanwhile the most important Austrian online communication medium among ornithologists.more info
Internet platform, forum & organizer
The forum of Bird.at
In the forum of Bird.at users and moderators report and debate about current observations, determination questions, observation sites, species and nature conservation. Magnificent photos complete many contributions.
Organizer of the 'Ornitreff'
Together with BirdLife Austria, bird.at organizes the lecture event 'Ornitreff' in Vienna on a monthly basis.
This 24h competition for bird species and sponsor money was launched in 2005. For movement, only public transport and those are allowed, which are operated with their own muscle power (bike, inline skates, ...). The proceeds will be used to support species conservation projects throughout Austria.
BirdLife Austria offers a wide range of events, publications and tips for people interested in birds. With numerous projects, the organization is committed to the protection of endangered bird species and their habitats. BirdLife Austria operates as part of BirdLife International, the world's largest network of conservation organizations.more info
BirdLife Austria is committed to scientific bird and nature conservation in Austria and across borders. At the same time, BirdLife implements bird and conservation projects in the conservation of species, measures to conserve natural habitats and to secure protected areas such as IBAs, SPAs and Natura 2000.
BirdLife Austria offers a diverse program of events, publications and tips for bird enthusiasts. With excursions in and outside of Austria and hands-on activities BirdLife Austria creates awareness for bird protection. At the information stand at the Fair you'll find games for children. http://www.birdlife.at/veranstaltungen/index.html
BirdLife Austria is partner of BirdLife International, the world's largest active network of nature and bird conservation organizations, with over 2.7 million members in 120 countries.
Brigitte Baldrian - Illustrations
Brigitte Baldrian draws and paints since her early childhood. The interest in flora and fauna is her innate. Biology studies and gardener education deepened her natural knowledge before she became self-employed in 2009 as an illustrator.
Stationery & card games from the studio of Brigitte Baldrian
Since then, environmental and nature conservation organizations, National Parks, nature magazines and children's book publishers have been among their customers.
Since 2014 she has been producing and marketing sustainably produced card games, greeting cards and art prints in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. In addition to the fine selection of stationery and card games, some originals are also offered for sale.
Regional Association for Nature Conservation and Sustainable development (BROZ) focuses on practical nature conservation and sustainable development mainly in the region of Western Slovakia with the head office in Bratislava.
Our activities, which we bring into effect mostly within the NATURA 2000 area include protection and restoration of valuable natural sites and habitats of rare and endangered species. In recent years, we have managed to restore several Danube river branches and also recreate the last preserved island Veľkolélsky ostrov on the Danube river, valuable meadows in the White Carpathians and at Devínska Kobyla, salt marshes in Southern Slovakia and we also contributed to the protection of urban species such as the Swift.
In cooperation with partners from the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary we have implemented several successful crossborder projects.
BROZ has earned significant reputation in the fields of nature rehabilitation and species conservation.
From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon offers everyone the opportunity to pursue their own passion for photography and many more.more info
As a supplier of high-tech technologies, Canon provides solutions for photography, film, multifunctional printing and copying systems, printing for the graphics industry as well as services. In addition, Canon offers software with workflow solutions that are used in a variety of business areas to simplify and accelerate the internal communication processes in companies. Cloud-based services and apps are also part of Canon's extensive portfolio.
At the Pannonian Bird Experience 2019, Canon will be showing its selected camera, lens, binoculars and photo-printer equipment to nature and photo enthusiasts for landscape and nature photography. In addition, two wildlife photography workshops will be held with renowned nature photographers and Canon Academy trainers Christine Sonvilla and Marc Graf.
EMG Event Marketing Gartner GmbH
For the third time with the Austria Food Truck - our mobile restaurant - at the Pannonian BirdExperience 2019 in the National Park Neusiedler See - Seewinkel!more info
'What you like, you do well ....'
The event catering sector is our core competence, which we offer throughout Austria with our growing network of partners. We organize the assembly and disassembly, we take care of the right catering, provide the right sound and light as well as the appropriate security and help with the choice of the supporting program and the application of your event - we offer competent and creative solutions.
Gesar Travel is an Indian-Austrian tour operator focusing on Ladakh, India and Bhutan. Offered, what is requested. Mainly there are hiking and trekking tours, as well as expeditions, but also wildlife tours.more info
Wildlife tours to Ladakh - India - Bhutan
Gesar Travel tailors and organizes travel as you wish. Already in the past years we were able to do several wildlife tours and already work with BBC Wildlife. Gesar Travel's founder, Tashi Wangail, has worked with ornithologists from around the world for more than 20 years, gaining an in-depth understanding of what's needed to plan your ornithological journey.
The sustainable coffee machine concept by GOFAIR is characterized by a comprehensive package. Exclusively high-quality BIO FAIRTRADE raw materials are used - this makes all GOFAIR drinks the only one in the industry that does not contain artificial flavor enhancers, flavorings and E-numbers. The addition of high amounts of sugar is not necessary thanks to the natural taste.more info
Instead of the artificial brighteners normally used in automatic machines, GOFAIR hot drinks are made with pure organic milk. The paper cups made of FSC-certified raw materials have no plastic coating and are 100 percent compostable. In order to fully meet the topic of climate protection, the entire ecological footprint of a GOFAIR hot drink was determined by Joanneum Research Graz. By purchasing so-called humus certificates from the eco-region of Kaindorf, GOFAIR compensates all its CO2 emissions, making every single beverage 100 percent climate-neutral!
Your ground agent for Wildlife Holidays and Tours in Romania’s Danube Delta, Dobrogea and Carpathian Mountains.
We specialize in wildlife tours, helping you to see lots of interesting wild “things”, in a non-pressured, fun, atmosphere. Our expert leaders are both passionate about wildlife and comfortable with people. Let us show you how fascinating and spectacular Romanian wildlife can be!
You do not need to be an experienced traveler to enjoy our trips.
Traveling with Ibis Tours is a rewarding experience for all, from the dedicated ‘twitcher’ and wildlife enthusiast to those less familiar with wild things. The only requirement is a keen interest in nature! Not only will a tour with Ibis be a great holiday, but it can also be a rewarding learning experience.more info
Wildlife Holidays in Romania
Our tours aim to:
Provide a first-class guided experience and be a holiday-of-a-lifetime experience for all participants.
Take in as much of the wildlife as possible without becoming overly rushed and exerting.
Provide a high-quality guided experience, with particular emphasis on specific areas of natural history, such as birds, mammals, botany, butterflies and dragonflies.
Contribute significantly to conservation through tourism.
Ibis Tours – we are a medium-sized company organizing Wildlife Holidays and Tours in in Romania’s Danube Delta, Dobrogea and Carpathians since 1995.
>> Since early 90’s, Ibis Tours has been the main ground agent in the Danube Delta and Dobrogea used by foreign companies visiting Romania for Wildlife Holidays
>> Ibis Tours organizes a great variety of Wildlife Holidays in the Danube Delta and Dobrogea and extends tours to take in the Carpathians for the observation of bears and wolves. Cultural aspects are, however, never forgotten.
The Coordination Office for Bat Protection and Research in Austria (KFFÖ) is an internationally renowned non-profit association. For 15 years, protection and research projects have been carried out throughout Austria.
As a member of BatLife Europe, KFFÖ also works "limitlessly" for bats in Europe.
We protect bats and their habitats.
We secure bat quarters and hunting areas.
We advise, clarify and educate.
We research bats and pass on the knowledge.
We promote research and conservation projects.
The basis of the association are the members of the association and the volunteers. The professional implementation of projects is ensured by the leadership of the KFFÖ and country coordinators in the federal states.
KOWA shows its impressive product portfolio. From pocket binoculars to panoramic binoculars. From the "travel perspective" with 50mm opening to the absolute peak perspective with 88mm opening.more info
Fernoptiken und mehr
Convincing digiscope solutions are offered for DSLR, system cameras, compact cameras, camcorders and smartphones. Let's introduce you to the Kowa "SYSTEM". Based on the series of spotting scopes TSN-880/770, we offer a system of accessory components for a wide variety of applications. Photo enthusiasts can see for themselves the outstanding imaging performance of our modular telephoto lens system as well as our MFT lenses. Take the opportunity and judge for yourself.For example: The modular telephoto lens system, with a unique variety of applications:
• Different focal lengths
• For all common camera systems
• Can be used as a scope
• Can be combined with astro eyepieces
• Suitable for Astro photography
Or the new wide-angle lenses for the M4 / 3 system, which are perfectly suitable for the photo sector as well as for video lenses.
Take the opportunity and make your own judgment about these products.
LACERTA (Vienna, 5th district) is known, in addition to a cooperation with MEOPTA from the Czech Republic and DELTA from Poland, especially as a private label for binoculars, tripods and photo accessories. In-house developments are implemented in the EU as far as possible. Through our core competence, astronomy, we can also offer special solutions in nature photography.more info
Teleskop und Mikroskop Zentrum
The product range of LACERTA includes in addition to several series binoculars from 20 to 56mm diameter, a HD scope with 81mm diameter, various tripods and ball heads even distance and speed measuring devices. If you want to examine a biotope, you can rely on LACERTA microscopes: from the low-priced entry-level model to the professional laboratory microscope!
The company LACERTA certainly has unique selling points with sturdy tripods (carrying capacity up to 250kg!), Fluid-tilting heads and transportable mounts with electronics for panorama and timelapse photography. In the field of astronomy, we were able to work with trend-setting in-house developments, such as established the 'MGEN', which was selected in Germany for 'Astro novelty of the year'.
Lake Neusiedl Tourism
Start of the season with nature, adventure and the 'Lake Neusiedl Card'
The spring sun warms the land and its people with its early powerful rays. In addition to the first blossoming spring messenger on the roadside stands a winemaker and tastes with guests his exquisite, now already fully matured drops. As early as March, the Neusiedler See region invites you to 'wine in spring' and 'BirdExperience'.more info
Lake Neusiedl: Where spring first awakens
High quality is also offered by the varied National Park tours. Nature is unmistakably beautiful itself. When walking around the 'Lange Lacke' - one of these salty natural phenomena - or taking photos of deer in the Hanság, while watching at a high stand or when cycling around the lake. The binoculars should always be there! At any time, a chirping spring messenger can fly by or a Greylag Goose mother with her 'Gössel' waddle across the streets.
Another real pleasure is the 'Lake Neusiedl Card', which will be available from 1st of March to the end of February of the following year. Tried and tested thousands of times over and over again. The 'mother of all free guest cards' for the entire region: for overnight guests completely free and packed with over 50 free services and a variety of bonuses from sports, leisure, culture, nature, traffic and swimming fun.
landkreisl & Jasmin Barl
"The wildlife ecology study at the BOKU brought us together, keeping us in touch with nature, but especially with birds."
Jasmin Barl | Drawings . Prints
landkreisl l Ceramicsmore info
Drawings and ceramics by nature lovers for nature lovers!
In our artistic work, we inspire and complement each other in the game with different materials and techniques. Jasmin Barl draws her zoological and botanical motives with great attention to detail. You can buy both originals and high quality prints and more. Lisa Krendl offers under the label "landkreisl" bird ceramics and other works for bird lovers.
Leica Camera AG
Experience nature in direct intensity.
Nature is diverse, it is beautiful, mysterious and sometimes unpredictable.
The love for it and the fascination nature radiates connect observers worldwide. Anyone who succumbs to nature will find it hard to escape.
Die Natur in unmittelbarer Intensität erleben.
That's the same with Leica. That's why we work with enthusiasm on high-quality precision optics that allow them to experience intense visuals. Extend your natural vision with our products and see details that would be hidden forever with the naked eye.
Our program includes books, maps, posters, calendars, bio-acoustic sound carriers (audio CDs), nature films on DVD or BlueRay, auditory cues for playing bird songs and much more. In our publishing area we publish special book titles, most recently »Feathered Worlds of Life - The Endless Band of Ornithology« by Dr. med. Walter Sontag and »The World of Cranes« by Prof. Hartwig Prange as well as a multi-volume, bilingual list of species about the bird species of the earth by Norbert Bahr. During the year, we hold numerous bookshelves in the context of ornithological conferences and other events and look forward to the third participation at the »Pannonian BirdExperience 2019«!
napur tours is a small tour operator for exclusive ornithological and nature trips in Latin America. Specialities are individual trips and tailor-made travel.more info
In many Latin American countries they offer group tours for birdwatchers, nature observers as well as those interested in culture. Likewise, individual trips are offered up to the tailor-made tour. Individual trips are personally managed by the company owner Stephan Martens. Even during planning and preparation, napur tours attaches great importance to individual support and advice. Focusing countries are Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua in Central America and Colombia, Ecuador with Galapagos, Peru, Suriname, Chile and Argentina in South America.
National Park Balaton-Oberland
Founded in 1997, the National Park stretches over a zone of 1-15 km width along the northern shore of Lake Balaton on about 57,000 ha and preserves a truly Pannonian landscape.more info
A term among Europe's hobby ornithologists is the bird life of Kis-Balaton (Little Lake Balaton) - it is under the protection of the international Ramsar agreement. More than 250 species of birds can be seen here, such as, for example, Squacco -, Purple -, Grey -, Great White Egrets and Little Egrets, but also Great Cormorants, Pygmy Cormorants, Great Crested Grebes and Ferruginous Ducks.
The Tihany Peninsula was awarded with the European Diploma in 2003. However, the treasures of folk architecture and the picturesque castle ruins also contribute to the beauty of the landscape and thus to the mood of the visitor. A network of bike paths, information points and nature trails make it easy to absorb the many impressions and enjoy the stay.
National Park Fertő-Hanság
In front of the western gate of Hungary, the legends and fairy tales tell about a mysterious area. The enigmatic world of Lake Neusiedl and Hanság, which has been endowed with wild water and swamp, has changed over the centuries. The lake and the man-made landscape of the Hanság are a natural treasure that today is preserved by a common National Park of two countries.more info
In the areas that were once closed by the Iron Curtain, today visitors can enjoy a range of sights and have a rest in between, or even go on hikes.
The total area of the Fertő-Hanság National Park covers 23,731 ha. The Neusiedler See sub-area has been a protected landscape area since 1977, since 1979 part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Network. In 1989 it was declared an important wetland area for the Ramsar area. The national park title was awarded in 1991. Hanság, located east of the lake, has been a protected landscape area since 1976 and is part of the national park since 1994. The smallest mosaic of the National Park in terms of surface area, but by no means of lesser value, is the 'Rabnitz-Au' with its moorland meadows and alluvial forests.
National Park Kerkini See
The Kerkini Lake National Park was established in 2006 and covers an area of approximately 83,100 hectares. With over 312 bird species, it is one of the best observation areas in Europe all year round.more info
A heavenly area to watch birds!
Here both species, Dalmatian Pelican and Great White Pelican breed. In a mixed colony of altogether eleven different species one can find Pygmy Cormorants, Spoonbills, Glossy Ibis', Black-Crowned Night Herons, Little Egrets and Great White Egrets. Lesser White-Fronted Geese, Greater Flamingos and Greater Spotted Eagles winter regularly.
But also other groups of animals are to be found with impressive variety: in the National Park there are eleven amphibian, 27 reptilian, 58 mammal and 33 fish species to discover. More than 4.700 invertebrates, including 4.300 species of insects have been registered here of which 46 are completely new to science. However, plant diversity is no match for this wealth either: more than 1.300 plant species, including many rare aquatic plants, such as sea teapot, aquatic nut and clover fern, grow in this area.
National Park Shop
Books, souvenirs & more
Here in the National Park Shop you will find the current bird checklist of all birds of the 'Neusiedler See' area, a bird song CD, DVDs, hiking and cycling maps of the region and a wide range of souvenirs, T-shirts and postcards.
In cooperation with the Kosmos publishing house, we have various theme books on all nature topics, mainly birds and plants, and literature for your excursions around Lake Neusiedl.
im Nationalpark Informationszentrum
Tel. +43 (0) 699 123 43 814
National Parks Austria
The Austrian National Parks Donau-Auen, Gesäuse, Hohe Tauern, Kalkalpen, Neusiedler See - Seewinkel and Thayatal protect the most valuable natural areas. Visit our stand and find out about our programs and offers!more info
Steppes, pristine primeval and floodplain forests, gentle valley landscapes, river valleys, rugged mountains and the eternal ice of the glaciers - these are the outstanding natural landscapes of the six Austrian national parks Donau-Auen, Gesäuse, Hohe Tauern, Kalkalpen, Neusiedler See - Seewinkel and Thayatal. United under the umbrella organization National Park Austria, we protect the most valuable natural areas with an incomparable ecological and landscape diversity - in short, Austria's natural heritage. Here the protection of nature is very important, natural processes can proceed undisturbed and nature can develop freely.
Visitors have access to these imposing, original habitats throughout the year, enabling fascinating experiences and encounters with nature.
Nature Conservation Association of Burgenland
The motto of the Nature Conservation Association of Burgenland (VBNO) is 'Nature is our passion'. An important task of the voluntary nature conservation bodies is to convey and implement conservation.
The association was founded in 1991 and consists of voluntary and full-time nature conservationists.more info
voluntary nature conservation
The task as a nature conservation body is the support of the state, district and municipal authorities in matters of nature conservation. A very important task of the association is to inform and educate about legal and professional matters. The district groups of the VBNO are a contact point for questions and concerns in nature conservation. Every year, care assignments in protected areas are organized and carried out by the association. The exchange and the further education in the context of lectures and excursions for the nature protection organs and nature-interested ones is another important activity of the association.
Verein der burgenländischen Naturschutzorgane (VBNO)
Nature Parks in Burgenland
There are six nature parks in Burgenland. In the order of their foundation, these are the areas Geschriebenstein-Írottkő, Raab-Örség-Goričko, Weinidylle, Landseer Mountains, Neusiedler See-Leitha Mountains and Rosalia-Kogelberg.more info
They are natural values and natural beauties that form the core of regional identity. In Burgenland, nature can be experienced in a variety of ways and is available to visitors throughout the year. Nowhere else in Austria does nature wake up so early from the hibernation: Raab, Weinidylle, Geschriebenstein, Landseer Berge, Rosalia-Kogelberg or Neusiedler See-Leitha Mountains - almost all of us have our own nature park on our doorstep or not far away. Throughout the year, they accompany their visitors with a variety of exciting experiences and inspire through their colorful landscape forms. In addition to the rich nature experience program, cycling and hiking trails along vineyards, meadows and riparian forests invite not only sports enthusiasts to enjoy the beauty of the cultural landscape. Guided tours, but also individually compiled programs make every visit an experience for the whole family
The 'Naturschutzbund Burgenland' is an independent association and advocate of nature with around 520 members who actively support the preservation of nature and the environment.more info
In addition to the public relations work, special attention is paid to the protection of valuable and threatened habitats. A milestone in the 80-year, turbulent history was the realization of the National Park Neusiedler See - Seewinkel.
Behind Northland Professional stands an Austrian family business, which since 1973 has been developing and producing high-quality clothing and equipment for mountaineering enthusiasts.
Over the years, the demands of our customers have changed. More and more fashionable aspects characterize the outdoor world and today, highly functional clothing has to look really good too. Northland Professional was committed to this development early on and has a successful mix of function and cool sportswear in its sports collections.
NORTHLAND & DIE UMWELT
Appreciation and care in dealing with nature and our fellow human beings are important to us. That's why we keep strict rules when selecting our suppliers, so we support fair and decent working conditions. At the same time we pay attention to the protection of the animals when using the materials. Our garments adorn only furry imitations, so no animal had to suffer. Our high-quality down comes from clearly identifiable sources without live plucking. The processing of materials is subject to strict environmental standards in order to protect the environment.
The Esterhazy organic estate produces refined agricultural products from the region for the region and aims to protect nature as best as possible. The PANNATURA product range, which has been established in recent years, ranges from sustainable hunting products to meat from organic angus cattle, organic oils, organic pastries, organic honey to organic beer.more info
Nature and economy in harmony
PANNATURA GmbH stands for prudent and sustainable management. The transparency of origin and production conditions is guaranteed and the connection between protection and benefit should be brought to the consciousness of the consumers.
Already in the year 2002 Esterházy converted all self-managed areas to biological management. A diverse crop rotation, the complete renouncement of agrochemicals as well as closed nutrient cycles are the highest premise and guarantor for high quality food.
REGION OF VALENCIA, SPAIN
Valencia and its surroundings are well known as a fabulous holiday destination, with fascinating history, culture, great weather and wonderful food and wine. However, perhaps the most exciting and unknown characteristic of the area is its amazingly diverse natural habitats and environments and the wildlife that they support.more info
The Valencia region is home to many Natural Parks, Areas of Special Scientific Interest, including some of Europe´s most important natural habitats.
They include mountain ranges, vast areas of rolling forested hills, deep river canyons, coastal wetlands, marshes and ancient forests.
Such a diverse habitat range not only provides breeding or wintering grounds, but the geographical location of the Valencia region places it right on a major flyway for migrating birds.
The coastal wetland, mountains, forested and steppe areas provide breeding grounds for many species… Collared Pratincole, Elegant Tern, Purple Swamphen, Bonelli’s Eagles, Egyptian Vulture, Alpine Swift, White Headed Duck, Marbled Teal, Great Bustard, Little Bustard and Black-bellied Sandgrouse.
All of this and much more makes Valencia a fascinating destination.
'Reisen in die Natur'
'Reisen in die Natur' has been offering special travels and workshops for nature photographers and ornithologists since 1998. Our destinations are currently Brazil, Cuba, Indonesia, Azores, Scotland, Iceland, Spitzbergen, Norway, Finland, Italy / Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania and Spain. Our plus are small tour groups (4-12 guests), qualified travel and group leaders as well as cooperation in travel destination with representatives of nature conservation. They also provide us with photo approvals so that you can concentrate fully on photography.more info
Individual nature trips
Especially in Spain, we offer tours at any time of the year with different emphases. We also specialize in the Cape Verde Islands and Senegal, where we offer both ornithological and nature photography trips. Our offer is aimed at both beginners in the field of nature photography and ornithology, as well as professionals and semi-professional users who want to book a special and different tour from the normal program travel variant. We are also happy to work out trips for small or large groups of nature conservation associations and organizations to a destination of your choice. Also individual travel elaborations are possible. Please also have a look at our website, there we have further travel offers for you!
SCHWEGLER has been the "brand" for bird protection and nature conservation products in Europe for over 65 years.
Private garden owners, builders, fruit growers, authorities, associations, conservationists, forestry agencies, construction companies, universities and conservation organizations in Germany and abroad use our products daily.
The empirical values gained are constantly incorporated into our products and help to further develop our offer.
Vogel- und Naturschutzprodukte
Our high-quality nest box equipment is species-appropriate, breathable, resistant to weathering and e.g. woodpecker attacks. The great success of the nest boxes has been scientifically documented by the highest occupancy rates for decades. Therefore, they are recommended by many conservation organizations.
The nesting caves are produced exclusively in our factory in Germany, whereby we value a good eco-balance.
New at the BirdExperience since 2018: the SONY Alpha System! In cooperation with Foto Weiss and professional photographer Marc-Antonio Manuguerra, SONY Austria presents the successful camera and lens system for the professional models of the Alpha series!
The innovative camera system with one of the fastest autofocus systems in the world convinces sports and wildlife photographers alike and can be extensively tested on the BEX 2019!more info
Kameras für jede Situation
Wherever you are and no matter what happens, with a Sony α camera, you can capture those special moments with precision, style, comfort and to your taste.
The revolutionary processor and stunningly fast data processing of the α9 offer you a level of performance that far surpasses the technical refinements of recent decades.
The new α7R III also offers the outstanding technical capabilities you need to unleash your imagination and realize your vision in terms of resolution, sensitivity, dynamic range and speed.
In short, digital technology is breaking the boundaries of traditional SLR cameras.
St. Martins Therme & Lodge
The 'St. Martins Therme & Lodge' is located in one of the most beautiful places in Austria, directly at the National Park Neusiedler See - Seewinkel, in the middle of a region that has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Your guests will not only be spoiled with a regional, seasonally inspired culinary experience, but can also take advantage of a diverse range of Seewinkel safaris.more info
Safaris in the Seewinkel
Accompanied by expert St. Martin's Rangers our guests get the chance to get to know the fascinating nature of the region. Depending on the season, the lodge also offers special safaris that offer a deeper insight into the flora and fauna of the region. In addition to regular weekly program safaris, individual safaris can also be booked according to the own interests. For example 'Individual Birdwatching' or 'Individual Photo Guiding'.
The vision of SWAROVSKI OPTIK. Swarovski Optik brings people closer to the preciousness of the moment and shares with them the joy of seeing and the fascination for the hidden and the beautiful.
The world belongs to him who sees the beautiful:
SEE THE UNSEEN - Experience the moment.
SEE THE UNSEEN.
SWAROVSKI OPTIK, based in Absam, Tyrol, is part of the Swarovski group. Founded in 1949, the Austrian company specializes in the development and manufacture of high-precision optical devices. The binoculars, telescopes, riflescopes and optronic devices are preferred by demanding users worldwide. The company's success is based on its innovative strength, on the quality and value of its products, as well as on its functional and aesthetic design. The appreciation of nature is an integral part of the company philosophy and finds its expression in the exemplary environmentally friendly production and in a sustained commitment to selected conservation projects. In 2014, sales amounted to € 119 million (previous year: € 123.6 million) and the export quota to 91%. The company employs about 800 people.
Szabolcs Kókay was born in Hungary in 1976, and has been interested in nature since childhood. Started working full time as an artist and illustrator in 2001. He paints mainly in watercolour, with some gouache added for his illustration works. His larger gallery paintings are almost exclusively painted in oils on canvasboard.more info
Illustrator - Wildlife Artist - Nature Painter
Working directly from life is very important for him, and in recent years he has tried to spend as much time in the field as possible, sketching plein air.
Seeking inspiration took him to Morocco, China, India, Trinidad, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and most recently to Uganda and Japan.
2000 British Birds ‘Bird Illustrator of the Year’ PJC Award
2001 British Birds ‘Bird Illustrator of the Year’ 3rd place
2002 British Birds ‘Bird Illustrator of the Year’ 3rd place
2002 Birdwatch Artist of the Year, identification category winner
2008 Birdwatch Artist of the Year 1st prize
2010 Don Eckelberry Scholarship Award from the Society of Animal Artists
2014 Langford Press Field Sketches Award
2015 Sociedad Gaditana de Historia Natural illustration competition 2nd prize
Travel agency watching.sk was established in 2011 with the main aim to reveal the beauties of Slovak nature to local and foreign visitors.
We organize trips focused mainly on birdwatching in Slovakia and in our neighboring countries (Hungary, Austria). Since this year we offer also trips focused on plant watching or wildlife watching (bears, wolves, deer). Our program includes also visits of interesting cultural and historical places.
Wildlife trips to Slovakia, Hungary and Austria
We cooperate with experts in individual fields (ornithologists, botanists, zoologists) and mainly local people. At the same time we try to keep our actions as environmental friendly as possible.
Our non-profit activities contain lectures and excursions for children and the wide public as well as short courses on identifying birds and their voices, particularly around Bratislava. We cooperate in projects focusing on the rise of public awareness about birds and nature in general.
Wild Echo is a Bulgarian tour company operating for more than 15 years now and specialized in eco-tourism – we run birdwatching-, mammal-, butterfly- and reptile-holidays as well as wildlife photography tours. Bulgaria is among the richest countries in Europe concerning the regional biodiversity and has a lot to offer to naturalists and wildlife photographers.more info
Nevertheless, Wild Echo operates in many countries, like Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Ethiopia, Jordan or Cuba. Wildlife photography is a considerable part of our activities and we run professionally prepared tours for photographers from all across Europe. Our network of specially designed hides enables you to photograph a wide range of species throughout most of the year. Highlights to be mentioned are Golden and Imperial eagles, Long-legged Buzzard, Dalmatian Pelican, Roller, Hoopoe, Bee-eater, Black-headed Bunting, shrikes and many more of the most attractive European birds. We also have hides, specially designed to watch and photograph wolves and bears.
world heritage Neusiedler See
We are world heritage!
As a world heritage the cultural landscape Fertő / Neusiedler See has a worldwide reputation. Foremost, the sustainable development of our habitat is an initiative for the people living here and our guests. An increased awareness of our World Heritage is a central task of the World Heritage Association.more info
Lake Neusiedl - UNESCO World Heritage region
With the inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List in December 2001, the landscape of Lake Neusiedl (Hungarian: Fertő-tó) with its villages, cultural assets and natural values has been awarded as a cultural landscape "of exceptional and universal value".
The nomination for the World Heritage has already been made jointly by Hungary and Burgenland. The World Heritage Fertő - Lake Neusiedl is one of the few cross-border World Heritage sites.
Lake Neusiedl is the westernmost steppe lake in Eurasia, the region has a great diversity in every respect, characterized by reeds, water and the vineyards in the hills. It forms a green heart in the European City Triangle Vienna - Bratislava - Győr.
ZEISS is a global technology group in the optical and optoelectronic industry. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and sells measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, spectacle lenses as well as photo and film lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the Group continues to advance the world of optics and contributes to technological progress.more info
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In order to experience nature, you have to take nature as a model. For over 165 years, this has been a principle that is reflected in every idea, in every product and in every service from Carl Zeiss. Just as nature knows no standstill and is always in a state of flux, with tireless urge to explore and unconditional passion, Carl Zeiss always works to question the status quo and set new standards with technical innovations.
This enthusiasm has enabled us since 1846 to perfect the performance and quality of our products as well as our customer service. Take, for example, the world's first binoculars with roof prisms, the first riflescope with prism reversing system, our application-oriented product design or the design of optics with even better transmission values: and again, even the most demanding hunters, bird watchers and nature observers were convinced with new innovations.
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