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.
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.
We invite you to get to know more exciting projects during a visit to the Seebarn field office during one of our events.