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Merry Christmas and a Bird-filled 2018 for everybody!
2017-12-24 03:11:50

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Autumn Bear Photography Tour to Transylvania 2017
2017-09-14 23:55:03

We run only one tour to Transylvania for bear photography in the autumn. It is a great time to see these magnificent creatures and our 2017 tour was a great success again! We enjoyed several super encounters with a total of 22 bears in 3 different hides in the course of 3 days plus had some exciting extra events such as Hazel Grouse showing for two consecutive days in front of the hides. For some lucky photographers it stayed around for 40 minutes! Wow! We also had excellent landscape photography and a selection of birds around our drinking hides. It is a short but very exciting tour!

In 2018 we will run this tour again from 7 to 11 September and more informations you can see HERE.

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Carpathian Brown Bear drinking (Photo: János Oláh)

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Male Hazel Grouse in front of our hide (Photo: Zoltán Nagy)

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The Hunagry, Slovakia & Transylvania GT 2017 report is now online
2017-06-30 10:14:29

We have just uploaded the report of our latest Grand Tour to the Central Europe! We have been running this Hungary, Slovakia & Transylvania tour for 6 years now and it yielded amazing results in 2017 too. We got all European breeding woodpeckers, seven species of owls and lot more! You can read about it here as Gábor Simay reports on this years expereinces! We also have our 2018 dates and the tour already has a guaranteed departure. Come and join us for some great birding with a newly updated itinerary!!

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Collared Flycatcher (János Oláh)

Transylvania Birding Tour 2018
2017-06-17 11:49:55

The Transylvania Birding Tour with its new itinerary was a great success this year! The tour recorded a total of 145 species. It is a fantastic tour to see amazing forests, limestone gorges, a selection of great birds, Carpathian Brown Bears and a crossection of Transylvania. This hidden part of Europe still has fantastic natural resources and still has large carnivores too! In the European tourism Transylvania is getting more and more popular and after 20 years of experience in the area we have also decided to launch a birding tour in this fascinating place. For overseas birders it makes a great 15 days tour to Romania if combined with our Danube Delta Spring Tour.

Come and join us for 2018 as the new dates are now online for the Transylvania Birding Tour! The report of the 2017 tour is now available at the trip reports section!

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The 'balcanica' race of the Shore Lark in Transylvania (Photo: János Oláh).


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Red-rumped Swallow nest building in Transylvania in 2017 (Photo: János Oláh).


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Ural Owl chicks in Transylvania. We have a good chance to see these owl on the tour (Photo: János Oláh).


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Barred Warbler in Transylvania (Photo: János Oláh).


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White-backed Woodpecker in Transylvania. It was seen well on the tour with other woodpeckers like Three-toed Woodpecker (Photo: Zoltán Baczó).

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We have already uploaded some of the 2018 tour dates for birdwatching and photography tours as well!
2017-03-05 06:27:50

Please take alook at our birding tour calendar and the photography tour calendar as we have uploaded the first tour dates for 2018. More to follow but the best dates are quickly sell so why not to secure your 2018 holiday with us in time!

Our most popular birding tour is the three country Hungary, Slovakia & Transylvania GT which already have dates for 2018 and this tour is linkable with our Danube Delta tour every year!

The Hungary Spring Hide-photography tour dates has already been uploaded and we have two back to back tours in 2018! If you looking for a longer photography holiday we have a special 10% offer for photographers booking both tours!


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Ural Owl has been seen every year on our GT tour alongsid with another 8 species of owls (Photo: János Oláh).


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Rock Thrush is also a target on our GT tour (Photo: János Oláh).


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Red-foted Falcon is one of the star bird on our Hungary Spring photography tours. In 2018 we run our tours in the mating season of these delightful birds (János Oláh).

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