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 http://www.vogelwarte.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.
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
Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBWF)
Land Niederösterreich, Abteilung für Wissenschaft und Bildung (K3), Naturschutzabteilung (RU5)
Stadt Wien, MA22, MA42, MA48, MA49
Universität für Bodenkultur,
Bundesforschungszentrum für Wald,
Natur im Garten,
Austrian Power Grid
Citizen Science Project on urban wildlife: since 2015, Dr. Richard Zink, EBN Association, https://stadtwildtiere.at
Citizen Science Project Wildlife in our neighbourhood: since 2019, Dr. Richard Zink, Verein EBN, https://wildenachbarn.at
Restoration of the Saker Falcon population: since 2004, Dr. Richard Zink, Austrian Power Grid, ÖBB and others, https://saker-info.at