Control of success

The first goal of this project is to establish nuclei of small populations surrounding the sites of release in the “Biosphere Reserve Wienerwald” and in the “Wilderness Area Dürrenstein”. For evaluation of the project´s progress, ongoing monitoring of the released owls is indispensable. Thus the owls are being marked with radio transmitters. As a result, the locations of the birds are known all the time. On the other hand, we are working on the development of a high-tech nesting box system. During incubation period, the animals can be checked there fairly well.