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300187 EX Birds on the water (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 15 participants
Language: German



Preparatory meeting: 09.10.2019, 10:00 to 11:00, Seminarraum Dept.Limnology ( room 3.112, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstrasse 14)


Aims, contents and method of the course

Autumn- and winter aspects of Austrian birds and their habitats.
In four field excursions we present different waterhabitats with their overwintering and migrating avifauna.
Excursion destinations: Seewinkel, Hohenau/March (visit to the bird banding station), Danube backwaters at Greifenstein or Freudenau, River Traisen and gravel pits near Viehofen/Traismauer.
The dates of the field excursions will be fixed at the preparatory meeting with the participants. We plan to use private cars for the excursions.

Assessment and permitted materials

active participation in the four excursions, short test with determination exercises at the last excursion

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation in the four excursions, for a positive graduation certificate max. one excursion may be missed.Favorably you bring your binoculars or telescope, but this is no obligation.
Grading system:
8 points for active participation (2 for each excursion) possible + 8 points for the test = 16 points possible
15-16P: 1, 13-14 P: 2, 11-12P: 3, 9-10P: 4, 0-8P: 5

Examination topics

determination of Austrian birds on the water, ecological niches of the species, determination exercises with photos ( 8 points for the test possible)

Reading list

Literature will be presented at the preparatory meeting.

Association in the course directory

UF BU 10, WZB, M-WZB, MEC-9, MZO W-2

Last modified: Tu 03.09.2019 15:28