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300187 EX Birds on the water (2021W)

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: German



Vorbesprechung: Mo., 4.10. 10-11h online, der Zoomlink wird rechtzeitig bekanntgegeben

Fr.,22.10.2021: Hohenau/March (Besuch der Beringungsstation)
Fr.,12.11.2021: Seewinkel
Fr.,10.12. 2021: Traisen und Schotterteiche bei Viehofen/Traismauer
Fr.,14.1.2022: Donaustauraum Freudenau & Altarmsystem Toter Grund


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:
Fr., 22.10.2021: Hohenau/March (visit to the bird banding station),
Fr., 12.11.2021: Seewinkel,
Fr., 10.12.2021: River Traisen and gravel pits near Viehofen/Traismauer,
Fr., 14.1. 2022: Danube power plant back-up at Freudenau & backwaters Toter Grund.
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, B-WZB, M-WZB, MEC-9, MZO W-2

Last modified: Th 09.09.2021 16:29