Areas of research and knowledge sharing

The Austrian Ornithological Centre (AOC) is a scientific institution at the Vetmeduni Vienna. Among the tasks of the AOC are the research into the way of life of wild birds, the analysis of threat risks for native birds and the monitoring and promotion of especially rare species. At the Seebarn field office in Lower Austria we offer a comprehensive excursion and seminar programme. Here you can join experts for an exploration of the avifauna and their habitats, or attend specialist lectures. More about our current event program can be found here 1.

Using practical research approaches, we involve interested people in science.  Where are swallows still nesting today? Were there once a lot of storks in the Wagram region and why have they become rare today? How come some species that had temporarily disappeared have returned to make a home on the Wagram?  Using various research methods, such as citizen science or bird ringing, we try to clarify these and other questions.

Bird viewing excursions and more (Photo Flickr.com_nz_willowherb)
Birder excursion at a lake


Conference of the expert group on woodpeckers of the German Ornithological Society, 27-29 March 2020, Vienna

Great spotted woodpecker (© Johannes Hloch)

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Recovered a bird ring?

Photo of bird rings

Please report your recovery here 3.