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Our fixed date Hungary birding tours
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Hortobágy-Zemplén Spring Tour (5-12, May 2018)

Our spring tour of Hungary is a tried and tested, action-packed birding adventure, which combines the bird-rich grasslands and wetlands of the world famous Hortobágy National Park with the quiet woodlands of the pretty Zemplén Hills. A May visit always produces the longest bird list and our targets include: Eastern Imperial and White-tailed Eagles; Long-legged Buzzard; Red-footed Falcon; Saker; Eagle and Ural Owls; nine woodpecker species as well as a great selection of warblers (Barred, Savi’s, River, Moustached and Marsh). Other special birds we will be searching for are: Pygmy Cormorant, Great Bustard, Little Crake, Corncrake, Collared Pratincole and Collared Flycatcher. Hungary in spring is a wonderful birding experience and species, which have disappeared from much of Western Europe, such as Lesser Grey and Red-backed Shrikes, are still happily a common sight in the countryside here. Thanks to our extensive network of local contacts we will have the most up-to-date information on bird movements from day to day and quite simply, nobody knows our backyard better than us!

JOIN US FOR A WEEK OF THRILLING BIRDING IN HUNGARY!

Date(s):
5 – 12 May 2018 – Places available


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Latest trip Report(s):
Hortobágy-Zemplén Spring Tour 2016


Hungary, Slovakia & Transylvania GT (5-16 May 2018)

Join us for the classic Eastern European spring grand tour. Our journey across the Carpathian Basin will take us from the cool pine forests of Slovakia to the pretty Zemplén Hills. We will then descend to the bird-rich grasslands and wetlands of Hungary’s famous Hortobágy National Park and finally into Romania where we will explore spectacular limestone gorges and the dark mountain forests of Transylvania - the home of Brown Bears as well as the original Dracula! This amazing tour visits all the important bird habitats of the region and is hard to beat in terms of variety. The bird list is anticipated to be an impressive 200+ species and our targets include: Eastern Imperial, Golden and White-tailed Eagles; Long-legged Buzzard; Red-footed Falcon; Saker; Eagle, Ural, Pygmy, Tengmalm’s and Scops; all ten European woodpecker species and a great selection of warblers (Barred, Savi’s, River, Moustached and Marsh). Other special birds on our agenda are: Pygmy Cormorant, Great Bustard, Little Crake, Corncrake, Collared Pratincole, Alpine Swift, Wallcreeper, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Thrush Nightingale, Red-breasted and Collared Flycatchers as well as Ortolan and Rock Buntings.

JOIN US FOR A WEEK OF THRILLING BIRDING IN HUNGARY!

Date(s):
5 – 16 May 2018 – Places available


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Latest trip Report(s):
Hungary, Slovakia & Transylvania GT 2016
Hungary, Slovakia & Transylvania GT 2015

Hortobágy-Zemplén Autumn Tour (27 September - 3rd October 2017)

October in Hungary is something special! One of eastern Europe’s truly great bird areas, an autumn visit to the Hortobágy is hard to beat. In addition to its many scarce resident birds, the sweeping steppe grasslands and reed-fringed lakes of Hungary’s most famous National Park are a vital staging post for huge numbers of passage migrants and winter visitors streaming south to escape the iron grip of winter further north. The rare Lesser White-fronted Goose arrives at this time to be joined by as many as 100,000 Common Cranes! Raptors are abundant and October is an excellent month to look for them. Eastern Imperial and White-tailed Eagles, Long-legged and Rough-legged Buzzards, Northern Goshawk and Saker are all present at this time. As we search the steppes for them, we may well encounter Great Bustards, a late autumn gathering of Eurasian Stone-curlews or a flock of Eurasian Dotterels. Long-eared Owls will be gathering at favoured winter roosts in their hundreds! We will also visit the beautiful Zemplén Hills, where the autumnal forests, richly hued in golds, reds and browns, harbour Ural and Eurasian Eagle Owls, gangs of Hawfinches and up to eight different species of woodpecker, including the sought-after White-backed.

JOIN US FOR A WEEK OF THRILLING BIRDING IN HUNGARY!

Date(s):
27 September – 3 October 2017 – Places available


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Latest trip Report(s):
Hortobágy-Zemplén Autumn 2013

Red-breasted Goose Special Tour (30 October - 3 November 2017)

This short tour was designed to see one of the finest looking waterfowl in the World! The vulnerable Red-breasted Goose is our prime target but we have excellent chance to see the equally rare Lesser White-fronted Goose while Great Bustard and Saker Falcon are quality supporting cast. Our main focus will be the geese watching but if time allows we will have the chance to look for other winter visitors like Rough-legged Buzzard, Merlin, Snow Bunting and big number of Long-eared Owls. Early November is the arrival time of the Red-breasted Geese and numbers increased in the World Heritage Hortobágy National Park in the last 20 years. In recent years up to 2000 were counted in November and we likely to encounter flocks of 5-250 in amongst the large number of Greater White-fronted Geese. The Scandinavian Lesser White-fronted Geese leave the Hortobágy by early October but with the big hordes of geese we get increasing number of Siberian birds and our chance to see the other vulnerable goose is excellent.

If you would like to prolong your visit we can arrange extra days to look for woodpeckers and owls in the Zemplén Hills. Please advise our office if you planning any extension and we will be happy to help!

JOIN US FOR SHORT BIRDING BREAK IN HUNGARY!

Date(s):
30 October – 3 November 2017 – Places available


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Latest trip Report(s):
Red-breasted Goose Special 2015