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Austria's amazing variety of habitats makes it an ideal place for birding, especially in combination with the Hungarian side of Lake Neusiedl.
The wonderful scenery of the Alps with breathtaking mountains, beautiful pine forests, alpine meadows full of flowers and the steppe grasslands and endless reedbeds around Neusiedler See or Lake Fertő guarantee a holiday full of surprises.
From the high altitudes of the Alps with grouses, woodpeckers and Chamois to the steppe landscape in the East with Great Bustard, Imperial Eagle and Saker Falcon there is much to tempt birders and nature enthusiasts.
The mountains in the vicinity of Vienna are excellent for typical high-altitude alpine bird species such as Capercaillie, Hazel Grouse, Ptarmigan, Tengmalm's Owl, Alpine Accentor, Nutcracker, Alpine Chough, Snowfinch and Citril Finch, as well as for mammals like Chamois.
The cross border Fertő-Hanság National Park shared between Austria and Hungary incorporates shallow Lake Fertő with its huge reedbeds, surrounding marshes, wet meadows and grasslands. These diverse habitats provide home to many sought-after species. Egrets and herons are found in good numbers, and Garganey, Red-crested Pochard and Ferruginous Duck breeds around the lake. Saker Falcon and Imperial Eagle have their westernmost breeding area here and the magnificent Great Bustard also can be found here.
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Secondly we would like to share our knowledge of wildlife and encourage you to participate directly or indirectly in protecting nature.
We are also working continuously on our carbon balance with developing our 23 hectares of wildlife reserve.