Birding is a hobby for many people worldwide which requires mind and body. It is very effective in getting back into harmony with nature and it is good for stress reduction. The gentle movement in nature is good for your health. Very often one drives with the bicycle to the preferred observation places. You can practice photographing and birding very well at the same time. With a little practice and patience, some success will come true right at the beginning. You increase your attention and discover things that you once overlooked or overheard. Those who learn more about the birds and the behavior of bird watching will also be more successful. Very helpful is also the exchange of experiences in the social media and the meetings with other birders.

When observing the bird, it is necessary to comply the following rules:

  1. The protection of birds has top priority. Avoid disturbances in their habitat, at the breeding site, at the nest and at the feeding sites. Keep enough distance to the nests and do not do any nest photography. Furthermore, it is very disturbing for the birds, if you use a flash.
  2. Do not endanger hatcheries yourself and do not tell anyone. This means that photos and videos are best taken without GPS data, or not published with GPS data in social media.
  3. Stay in protected areas on designated trails and comply with all other codes of conduct.
  4. Be as quiet as possible. Avoid hectic movements and do not wear colorful clothes.
  5. Everything that is brought is also taken back and leave no waste
  6. Birding is team sport. Consideration and communication with colleagues is very important.
 Alpine accentor (Prunella collaris)
 Mountain finch (Fringilla montifringilla)
 Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
 Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
 European green woodpecker (Picus viridis)

 Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
 Coal tit (Periparus ater)

 Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
 Corncrake (Crex Crex)

 European dipper (Cinclus cinclus)


I photographed these birds on my photo tours. It is not a complete listing of birds in Austria.


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