6. – 14. April 2019
Programme (6. – 14. April 2019)
Fair (12. – 14. April 2019)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.