Reproduction of Saker falcons (Falco cherrug) in denpendence on nest site type and weather
- The saker falcon (Falco cherrug), which can be found in parts of Lower Austria, Vienna and northern Burgenland, is one of the least well-known raptors of Austria. This is most probably because it has been a rare sight, not just over the past decades but still up to this day. As few as 26-27 breeding pairs currently produce offspring in Austria.As a conservation measure, nesting aids in the form of platforms and nest boxes were mounted on high voltage power line pylons in Eastern Austria. This project evaluates the breeding sites used by the saker falcons in dependence on their type and the weather during the breeding season.
- Bruterfolg Sakerfalke
- Project leader
- Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung der Stadt Wien
- Type of Research
- Applied research
- Vetmed Research Units
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology
- Funded by
Stadt Wien, Rathausstraße 14-16, 1082 Wien, Austria
Walter, T; Zink, R
(2018): Impact of nest site type and weather on reproduction success of Saker falcons (Falco cherrug).
Ornithology Retreat; JUN 8, 2018; Seebarn am Wagram, Austria. 2018.