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Introduction
Raptor Rehabilitation and Research

 ! FIRST AID !        NEW >> "Rosie", the Peregrine

I have been interested in raptors since I was a boy. After years of private ornithological fieldwork I happened to meet the coordinator of the European Bearded Vulture Project, Dr. Hans Frey, who is also in charge of the EGS (Eulen- und Greifvogelschutz Österreich) Center for birds of prey and owls. This is Austria's official rehab center for raptors.

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Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) at the EGS Center (Click to enlarge, use the BACK-button of your browser to return!)

Lifetime patients have always been a major problem there, as they occupy their aviaries sometimes for decades. I was offered the possibility to care for some of these birds thus having the great chance of studying them very closely.

Since 1992 I have especially focused on:

  • first aid for injured raptors,
  • releasing rehabilitated birds back to the wild,
  • handling imprinted birds,
  • pellet analysis of wild Eagle Owls (Bubo bubo) and
  • monitoring of wild native raptors.
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