6. – 14. April 2019

Programme (6. – 14. April 2019)

Fair (12. – 14. April 2019)


A sing(k)ing skylark

The bird of the year 2019 is the focus of this excursion
The example of the skylark shows dramatic declines in the stocks of birds in cultivated lands. While in many agricultural landscapes hardly birds are to be found, the Seewinkel represents a mosaic of meadows, pasture lands but also shelter belts, vineyards and arable lands - a habitat for birds that has become rare.

Sun April 7th 2019, 14:00-17:00, registration required!

All-day excursion

Urban birding in Vienna

David Lindo and Christoph Roland accompany you on this foray through Austria's capital!
With David Lindo, the "Urban Birder" and Christoph Roland, author of "Birding Hotspots - 43 routes around lake Neusiedl", we head to Vienna, where we are looking for frequent and also rarer bird species in various urban habitats. The tour leads into the water park, where the breeding progress of the local grey herons can be observed. Another destination is the 'Augarten'. In this inner city park one encounters different types of woodpeckers and songbirds.


Thu April 11th 2019, 10:00-17:00, registration required!

Evening lecture

The path of the Greylag Goose

What are the 'Seewinkler Geese' doing?
As part of the project "Vogelwarte/Madárvárta 2", around 200 Greylag Geese have been marked in Seewinkel with neck collars and a further 16 were equipped with GPS transmitters. Beate Wendelin and Harald Grabenhofer give first insights into the data thus obtained - from long journeys, spectacular flights and exciting family stories.


Thu April 11th 2019, 7 pm, Pusztascheune, Illmitz. Admission free!


The British Birdwatching Fair – History and conservation projects

British Birdfair

In 1989 the first British Birdwatching Fair took place at Rutland Water. In this presentation Tim Appleton, founder and organiser of "the birder's Glastonbury" talks about how a small idea became the biggest birdwatching event in the world which raises enormous amounts of money for conservation projects.


Sat April 13th 2019, 15:30-16:30, admission free!


Sketching birds in nature

Give it a try!

Szabolcs Kokay is a self-taught nature artist and illustrator. During this short workshop he will teach you the basics of nature illustration and present the materials and equipment used. Szabolcs will demonstrate the challenges of sketching ever-moving subjects, like birds. Those who are interested can give it a try.

Sun April 14th 2019, 10:00-12:30, registration required!!

Children lecture

A little bird told me ...

A lecture of a different kind ...

Biologist Nikolaus Filek shows that a lecture can also be fun for children! Based on the popular animal lectures of the National Park's children holiday program, there will be the first special bird lecture for children at the 10th anniversary of the BEX!

Sitting on the floor, eating snacks and looking at pictures - learning is much more comfortable! And many exciting stories are told!


Sun April 14th 2019, 15:00 - 16:00, admission free!
For children between 6 and 12 years.