From a tourist site for Rauris Valley, in Salzburger Land:

“Schnabelperchten are figures with long beaks, knitted jackets, patched women’s smocks and straw slippers, and are equipped with a basket on their backs, large scissors, needle and thread, along with a broom. The beak is artistically and elaborately bound from large sticks of wood and farmhouse linen. The Schnabelperchten make their way through town on the 5th of January, on the eve of Epiphany.”

By the way, they cut you open with their giant scissors if your house isn’t tidy. Better clean up before they come.