Europe and Central Asia

Austria - BirdLife Austria

BirdLife Partner

Founded in 1953
Members: 3000
Staff: 10
 Museumsplatz 1/10/8, Wien, AT, AT-1070
Tel. +43 1 523 46 51; Fax +43 1 523 46 51 50

Mission of the organisation

To ensure the conservation of Austria's birdlife. This shall be achieved by:

  • Conducting of scientific studies
  • Conservation work on a scientifically sound basis
  • Dissemination of information on birds to the wider public


Key Activities

  • Species conservation programs (eg Corncrake, White Stork, Scops Owl, Stone Curlew etc.)
  • Promotion of IBAs and lobby work for their designation as SPAs
  • Work for sites under current threat
  • Monitoring of common breeding birds
  • Special monitoring schemes (eg White Stork, waterfowl, several rare resp. localised species)
  • Regional and national mapping projects (currently for the provinces of Carinthia and Upper Austria)
  • Research program on birds as indicators for sustainable land use
  • Media work
  • Information on popular issues (bird feeding, garden birds etc.)
  • Excursions and lectures for our members
  • Advocacy work with national and regional governments and institutions
  • Publication of recent results of research, conservation and birdwatching.