St. Martins Wall Calendar 2017

St. Martins Therme & Lodge published a wall calendar with my photos again this year. It features some of the lodge's animals as well as wild species from the Neusiedler See - Seewinkel national park. The calendar is available exclusively at the lodge.

Two new posters

I have finished two new posters, illustrated by Szabolcs Kókay & Márton Zsoldos again and published by the Energie- und Umweltagentur Niederösterreich (eNu).

They show rare and typical animals and plants of two endangered habitat types: dry grassland and fens in the state of Lower Austria.

Three new posters

Three new posters are out! Szabolcs Kókay did the amazing illustrations again.
Totally new are Feldvögel/farmland birds and Waldvögel/woodland birds and the popular Gartenvögel/garden birds has been redesigned.

The posters can be bought (soon) e.g. at Schwegler, St. Martins Spa & Lodge or the Neusiedler See - Seewinkel national park information center.
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Europäische Highlights: Neusiedler See und Seewinkel

The April issue of "Der Falke - Journal für Vogelbeobachter" features an article I wrote about birding in the Neusiedler See - Seewinkel region. You can read it here.

The Seewinkel in Bird Watching Magazine

A short article on birding holidays at St. Martins Lodge in the Seewinkel region appeared in the November issue of Bird Watching magazine (UK).

The new St. Martins wall calendar 2016

Coming soon: The new St. Martins Therme & Lodge wall calendar 2016, featuring 13 of my images of both wildlife and typical farm animals of the Seewinkel region. The cover photo was the latest addition to the final selection, taken at sunrise, just two weeks ago on the lodge's pastures. It features the Austrian White Donkeys Freddy, Franz and Heck. This rare, cream-coloured and blue-eyed breed was kept as a decorative pet, mostly in the 17th and 18th centuries within the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
The calendar is available in a week or so, exclusively at St. Martins.

Five new wildlife posters

We completed five new wildlife posters with the brilliant illustrations of Szabolcs Kókay and Márton Zsoldos. Available soon and exclusively from Naturpark Südsteiermark.

Buch: Unsere Gartenvögel

Unter dem Titel "Unsere Gartenvögel" (A6, 64 S.) habe ich in der Reihe "Das große kleine Buch" des Servus Verlag ein kleines Büchlein verfasst. Es ist u.a. im Buchhandel, sowie in den Filialen der Post erhältlich.


Po Delta trip report online

The short report of the latest trip to the Po Delta (in German) is online here.

 

I'm currently enjoying the fabulous birds of the Seewinkel with a group of BirdWatch Ireland. See a photo of tonight below, taken from the terrace of our hotel. White Storks are apparently doing well despite the recent period of cold and rainy weather (which changed into a veritable heat wave yesterday). The depicted pair on the main square of Illmitz raises three chicks and we've seen plenty of (so far) successful pairs in Marchegg today.

Weißstorch / White Stork
Weißstorch / White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) | Illmitz, June 2015