Field Station Austrian Ornithological Centre (AOC)

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

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Spatial research infrastructure

Short Description

The Austrian Ornithological Centre is a scientific institution of Vetmeduni Vienna. The tasks of the ornithological station include research into the way of life of wild birds, the analysis of threats to our bird world and the monitoring and promotion of rare species in particular. In Seebarn we offer an extensive excursion and seminar programme. Here you can explore the world of birds and their habitats together with experts or attend expert lectures. You can find out more about our current programme of events at

With our practice-oriented research approaches, we involve the public in science. Where do swallows still nest today? Were there storks in the Wagram region and why have they become rare today? What causes species that have temporarily disappeared to find a new home in the vine yards at the Wagram? With different research methods such as Citizen Science or bird marking we try to clarify these and other questions.

Contact Person

Richard Zink

Research Services

As the only scientific institution for the study of bird life, the Austrian Ornithological Centre has extensive know-how. Based on this, we are happy to provide advice and impartial expert opinions where necessary. In the course of our educational mission, we inform and educate through a wide-ranging annual programme.

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Ornithology, restoration of intact habitats and species assemblages, reintroduction, monitoring, citizen science, ecological expertise, expert opinions

Österreichische Vogelwarte - Außenstelle Seebarn
Richard Zink
Abt. f. Ornithologie
++43 (0)1 250 77 7211
The Seebarn field office is happy to make its premises available for external events in the field of research and education as well as for ornithologically / ecologically relevant specialist events. For this, please contact the manager of the field station, Dr. Richard Zink.
Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie (BMK)
Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBWF)
Land Niederösterreich, Abteilung für Wissenschaft und Bildung (K3), Naturschutzabteilung (RU5)
Stadt Wien, MA22, MA42, MA48, MA49
Marktgemeinde Grafenwörth,
Universität für Bodenkultur,
Universität Wien,
Bundesforschungszentrum für Wald,
Regionalentwicklungsverein Wagram,
Niederösterreichisches Landesmuseum,
Garten Tulln,
Natur im Garten,
Austrian Power Grid
Österreichische Bundesforste
Biosphärenpark Wienerwald,
Birdlife Österreich,
Volkshochschule Krems,
Verein Wagrampur,
Verein Lanius,
Ural owl reintroduction: since 2007, Dr Richard Zink, various clients,
Citizen Science Project on urban wildlife: since 2015, Dr. Richard Zink, EBN Association,
Citizen Science Project Wildlife in our neighbourhood: since 2019, Dr. Richard Zink, Verein EBN,
Restoration of the Saker Falcon population: since 2004, Dr. Richard Zink, Austrian Power Grid, ÖBB and others,
Zehn Jahre Habichtskauz-Wiederansiedlung in Österreich. 2020, Walter, T; Zink, R, IN: Deutscher Falkenorden [Hrsg.]: Greifvögel und Falknerei 2020. Meldungen, Deutschland, J. Neumann-Neudamm GmbH, pp. 240-259. ISBN: 978-3-7888-1997-2.