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Wildlife Locations

1 recommended location:

Fisser Höfe

The sunny village of Fiss stands in a lovely elevated position looking out over the upper valley of the River Inn, set against a backdrop of high mountains. The area is a well-developed ski resort in winter, while in summer serves as a base for walking and nature holidays.

  • Where: West Tyrol
  • Ideal for viewing: Apollo butterfly, black veined white butterfly, goldenrod crab spider, spotted longhorn beetle, Alpine marmot
  • Excellent for: Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt

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Wildlife trips

Austria’s high mountains offer a combination of glorious scenery, picture-perfect views, delicate alpine blooms and fascinating insect life. The upper slopes are populated by chamois, ibex and wild boar, and the country whose national bird, the black eagle, features on its coat of arms is a great place for birdwatching.

1 recommended trip. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Close-up on Alpine Nature

Led by wildlife photographers Alex Hyde and Nick Garbutt, this trip visits the Tyrol in June when the alpine meadows are in their full glory. With a spectacular show of wild flowers and an array of butterflies and other insects, this is the perfect time for wildlife and macro photography.

  • When to go: Jun
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,195 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

When to go

Austria has a temperate Central European climate. Due to its shape and varied topography, there are three distinct climatic regions: the low-lying eastern part, the Alpine region,


  • Spring

    Apr to May: Short season when snow starts to clear from the high mountains
  • Summer

    Jun to Sep: The warmest time of year – generally sunny, though at altitude conditions can change rapidly
  • Autumn

    Oct to Nov: Short transitional period, getting gradually colder
  • Winter

    Dec to Mar: Cold, with deep snow on high mountain peaks

Wildlife events

  • Apr to May: Migrating birds arrive
  • May to Jun: Alpine flowers in bloom
  • May to Jun: Chamois give birth
  • Nov to Dec: Chamois rut

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