Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe, characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain.
Austria offers a wide spectrum of birding spots: The highest mountain peaks and glaciers in the Eastern Alps to the lowland steppes in the East, Alpine lakes and the famous Steppe lake Neusiedl, the rivers Danube, March, Thaya, Mur and Inn with riverine forests aside. Seewinkel just a 50min drive from Vienna ist located east of Lake Neusiedl and offers excellent birding possibilities, depending of water levels of these shallow lakes. But there are also other interesting sites in Eastern Austria.
Even in Vienna there are a lot of good birds to find within the city limits; sought-after species such as Grey-headed Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Syrian Woodpecker, Little Bittern, Red-breasted Flycatcher, River Warbler and White-tailed Eagle all do occur in Vienna; Eastern Imperial Eagle and Saker Falcon are seen occasionally on the outskirts of the city. Spots along the river Danube also prove to be good for vagrants on a regular basis: White-billed Diver, Little Auk, Pomarine Skua, Greater Spotted Eagle and Citrine Wagtail have all been seen in the city.
A total of well over 420 species have been recorded in Austria.
Grey-headed Woodpecker, copyright Zoltan Baczo
Showing the 7 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted
Eastern Europe (Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Austria) July 2003, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 23, 2004)
Austria and Hungary: Scouting Trip Report - August 2014, author Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours (link created June 4, 2020)
Pertisau, Tyrolean Alps, Austria 5th -15th June 2017, author Tony Moverley (added July 4, 2017)
(Pertisau, Karwendel, Rofan Seilbahn, Achensee, Ring Ouzel, Alpin Chough, Willow Tit, Black Woodpecker, Large Blue, thor's Fritillary)