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Schönauer Teich (Lake of Schönau)

Baden  >  Austria

A little fishing lake and nature reserve in Lower Austria south of Vienna. The reed belt is cut annually and harvested every winter between October and March.

Added* by Dominik Harant
Most recent update 13 February 2022

Description

Schönauer Teich (Lake Schönau) is located near Schönau an der Triesting. The scenic pond has also one of the most species-rich breeding grounds for waterfowl in Lower Austria and serves as a resting station for migrating birds. Among the birds you can encounter are Snipe, Grey Heron, Osprey, Goosander, Great Egret, Red-crested Pochard, Eurasian Moorhen, Eurasian Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Great Cormorant and Northern Lapwing.

Details

Access

There are several side streets where you can park. Click on a P in the map to get directions to that point. The widely-known cycle route "Wr.-Neustädter-Kanal" which connects Wr. Neustadt and Vienna is directly connected to this location in the south.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Reedbeds , Plain

Conditions

Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Autumn , Spring migration , Autumn migration , Spring

Route

Wide path , Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

Optional, there are two further lakes a bit to the south that also can be interesting to check out for birds like Great Cormorant and Osprey. The lakes are marked with a star on the map.

Links

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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