On the South Tyrolean side of the Stilfserjoch National Park, a total of five visitor centers have been set up for the many interested visitors from all over the world: naturatrafoi, aquaprad, culturamartell, plus avimundus in Schlanders and the lahnersäge in the Ulten Valley. Each visitor center focuses on a different important theme of the national park: from flora and fauna to history and geology, the element of water, the forest and man himself.
Today we introduce you avimundus. The visitor center dedicated to the world of birds in the Stelvio National Park.
avimundus in Silandro
The avimundus visitor center is located in the pedestrian zone of Silandro. It is, as it were, an information point that, in addition to general information about the area of the Stelvio National Park, also provides a comprehensive insight into the world of birds in this amazing area.
Within the framework of a permanent exhibition you will learn, among other things, what the song of breeding birds is all about or how different bird species adapt to the living conditions. The applied research activities in the national park and the successful reintroduction of the bearded vulture will also be explained to you.
The heart of the exhibition: Hansjörg Götsch’s bird collection
Selected bird species are clearly presented according to habitat. You will learn about breeding and rearing, about the importance of the voice and the song in the life of birds.
In a multimedia unit all regularly breeding birds of South Tyrol are presented. With simple experiments you can playfully try out the laws of aerodynamics.
The Bearded Vulture: 30 years after the first release
A very special pair of birds, the bearded vulture, has been breeding again in the rear Martell Valley since 2017. The bearded vultures, once scorned as lammergeiers and extinct in the Alps about 100 years ago, have returned to the Alps through the efforts of an international reintroduction project.
On the 30th anniversary of the first release, impressive photographs allow a glimpse of Europe’s largest bird and you’ll learn interesting facts about the Bearded Vulture’s habitat, its reputation as a bone crusher and why vultures are nature’s “health policemen.” You will also have the opportunity to stand under the mighty wings of the bearded vulture!
The avimundus opening hours:
The avimundus will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Nov. 2, 2021, through Feb. 11, 2022.
Here again all important contact details of avimundus: