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Heron Breeding Colony in Vienna

Vienna  >  Austria

Breeding colony of Grey Heron in the city of Vienna. More than 20 nests and the possibility to observe the birds from relatively close (ca. 10m)  

Description

Floridsdorfer Wasserpark is a park that is occupied by a third of water. Very close to the Danube and the old arm of the Danube. There is one island on which Grey Heron are breeding every year. But also all kinds of other waterfowls can be seen here. Especially during the cold half of the year. Among the birds you can see here are Mallard, Tufted Duck, Common Pochard, Mute Swan, Eurasian Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Black-headed Gull and others such as Paridae, Corvidae, Picidae.

Details

Access

The closest metro station is "Neue Donau" south of the "Wasserpark". but the area is also accessible by car.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake, City/village, Scattered trees and bushes

Conditions

Flat, Dry

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Winter, Autumn, Summer

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring

Route

Paved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Birdingplaces Near

Afterwards a walk along the "neue Donau" is also nice, especially during winter with the presence of potential winter guests and huge flocks of Black-headed Gull.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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