• ...the gentle giant returns
  • ...the gentle giant returns

    Von 06-04-2023 bis 06-04-2023

    With a wingspan of almost three meters, the bearded vulture is the largest bird in the Alps. Mainly due to slander, fear and superstition, the species was wiped out in the Alps at the beginning of the 20th century. The fact that this impressive scavenger is circling over the Ötztal again is owed to a transnational reintroduction project. Since 1986, bearded vultures have been released every year across the alps, which has supported the slow regeneration of their population. The highlight from an Ötztal point of view: Having a wild breeding pair with successful breedings over the last 2 years. This exciting, richly illustrated lecture provides information about the history and biology of the gentle giant and also delves into the current situation of the bearded vultures in Ötztal.

    ...the gentle giant returns.

    The current COVID-19regulations apply.


    Lecture (in German) and discussion

    Meeting point
    8:00 p.m., Längenfeld, Nature Park House, lecture hall
    € 5,00 per person (free for children up to the age of 14), free for guests staying at ÖTZTAL NATURE PARK Hotels
    Matthias LEHNERT, BSc Bartgeierspezialist, Nationalpark Hohe Tauern