Lake Neusiedl

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Lake Neusiedl
Birdlife

Birdlife

Lake Neusiedl is Europe's fourth largest lake stretching some 30 km and is one of the premier birding spots.Most of the lake is surrounded by reeds which serve as a habitat for wildlife (making the lake an important resting place for migratory birds) and are harvested in winter as soon as the ice is solid enough. This serves a double purpose, one ecological (removal of the bulk of organic matter that would otherwise decay in the lake) and one economic (the reed is sold for various purposes, mostly related to construction and housing). During the summer months, there are occasional reed fires, as dry reed is easily flammable, and fires spread quickly because of the almost constant wind. Water quality is determined by temperature, wind, and by the amount of salt and mud emanating with the ground water from the sediments.


Birds in Summer include; Black-necked Grebe,Bittern, Little Bittern, Squacco Heron, Great White egret, Little Egret, Purple Heron, White Stork, Black stork, Spoonbill, Ferruginous duck, Honey Buzzard, Red Kite, Black Kite, Lesser spotted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle,Hen,Montagu's and Marsh Harrier, Saker, Peregrine, Hobby, Red-footed Falcon, Great Bustard,Black tern, Roller, Grey-headed,Black and Syrian Woodpecker,Tawny pipit, Woodchat,Lesser-grey and Great grey Shrike, Savis,River,Moustached,Marsh, Icterine,Barred, Bonelli's and Great Reed Warbler, Red-breasted and Collared Flycatcher,Bluethroat,Bearded and Penduline tit,Ortolan Bunting and Golden Oriole.

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