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PHOTO CALENDAR
Available photographic subjects are described below month by month to give you an idea for the very best periods to visit our hides when you are planning your own custom photo tour with us. This can really help to time your photographic holiday. Should you still have further questions regarding the timing of your tour, do not hesitate to contact us. Do you want to photograph something not in our photo calendar? Upon request we can arrange private tours for many other species as well.

JANUARY

  • White-tailed Eagles are present in the Hortobágy throughout the month and visit our feeding stations in good numbers
  • Number of roosting Long-eared Owls peaks
  • The woodpeckers and winter passerines are regularly visiting our feeders
  • Excellent landscape photo opportunities


FEBRUARY

  • White-tailed Eagles are present in the Hortobágy throughout the month and visit our feeding stations in good numbers
  • Caspian Gulls can be very good from the eagle hides after the middle of the month
  • Roosting Long-eared Owls peak
  • The woodpeckers and winter passerines are still regularly visiting our feeders
  • Excellent landscape photo opportunities


MARCH

  • The first two weeks is one of the peak times for the White-tailed Eagles as the wintering birds joined by migrants that follow the returning wildfowl. Our feeding stations and hides usually operate until the middle of the month. In last two weeks the Eagles do not regularly visit the feeding stations
  • Beautiful breeding plumaged ducks (e.g. Gadwall, Garganey, Shoveler) start to show up
  • Long-eared Owls can still be seen in good numbers
  • In the last week of the month the returning Pygmy Cormorants and Spoonbills start to appear in front of our hide
  • Also by the last week of this month the passerine migration has started and a wider selection of species can appear at our drinking and feeding hide


APRIL

  • The whole month is excellent for breeding plumaged Pygmy Cormorants, Spoonbills and ducks (e.g. Ferruginous Duck)
  • Our mobile hides are also available to photograph migrant ducks and waders throughout the month
  • From 5th to 20th is the best period for displaying Great Bustards
  • The drinking hide for passerines is excellent throughout the month with plenty of migrants
  • Woodpeckers are usually abundant throughout the month and Collared Flycatchers arrive after 15th
  • Hoopoe photography usually starts in the middle of the month
  • From about 23rd the first Red-footed Falcons start to appear near the colony and the last week of the month is the best to photograph the display and mating of these beautiful falcons
  • Excellent landscape photo opportunities


MAY

  • The whole month is excellent for breeding plumaged Pygmy Cormorants, Herons and Egrets and ducks (e.g. Ferruginous Duck)
  • The first two weeks are superb for Marsh Terns
  • Red-footed Falcon activity is very strong until about 15th but less so in the second half as they are incubating
  • Our mobile hides are also available to photograph migrant waders throughout the month
  • The drinking hide for passerines is excellent throughout the month
  • Hoopoe photography usually ends in the middle of the month
  • Rollers and Bee-eaters are superb around their breeding sites from the second half of the month
  • Second half of the month is the best time to photograph Aquatic Warbler
  • Excellent landscape photo opportunities with lots of blooming flowers
  • From the middle of the month our Danube Delta tours starting


JUNE

  • The first three weeks are still excellent for Pygmy Cormorants, Herons and Egrets as well as different kind of ducks usually with ducklings (e.g. Ferruginous Duck)
  • Red-footed Falcon activity is superb from 15th when the adults start to feed their young so excellent flight and food-sharing momets can be captured
  • Roller and Bee-eater photography is excellent thoughout the month
  • The drinking hide for passerines is good until the middle of the month
  • Danube Delta photo-tours are the very best throughout this month


JULY

  • Juvenile Pygmy Cormorants and egrets start to appear in high numbers in front of our hides
  • Rollers feeding the juvenile until the middle of the month
  • Greylag Goose common throughout the month
  • Red-footed Falcon activity is excellent until young birds fledge
  • The drinking hide for passerines can be good with lots of juvenile birds and Sparrowhawk is regular guest
  • Danube Delta photo-tours still good in the first part of the month


AUGUST

  • Juvenile Pygmy Cormorants, herons and egrets are still good
  • Little Crake and Kingfisher is good throughout the month
  • The drinking hide for passerines can be good with lots of juveniles. The first migrants appear and Sparrowhawk is regular guest
  • At the end of the month Dotterels arrive
  • Some scarce arctic waders can also be good from 20th


SEPTEMBER

  • Pygmy Cormorants, herons and egrets are still good
  • Dotterels usually good throughout the month
  • Cranes photography start from about 5th and the middle of the month is the best time for bathing and drinking Cranes
  • The drinking hide for passerines is excellent with lots of migrants and Sparrowhawk is regular guest
  • Excellent landscape photo opportunities


OCTOBER

  • Dotterels can still be good until 15th
  • Cranes can be good throughout the month
  • Long-eared Owls start to appear in the wintering roost area
  • The drinking hide for passerines is excellent with lots of migrants and Sparrowhawk is regular guest
  • Excellent landscape photo opportunities


NOVEMBER

  • Some wintering ducks such as Smew and Goldeneye possible
  • White-tailed Eagles starting to visit the feeding stations from 25th
  • Caspian Gulls very good from 25th
  • Long-eared Owl roost is building up
  • The woodpeckers and winter passerines are starting to visit our feeders
  • Thrushes are good throughout the month at the drinking hide and Sparrowhawk is also regular guest
  • Excellent landscape photo opportunities


DECEMBER

  • White-tailed Eagles are present in the Hortobágy throughout the month and visit our feeding stations in good numbers
  • Number of roosting Long-eared Owls peaks
  • The woodpeckers and winter passerines are regularly visiting our feeders and Sparrowhawk is regular guest too
  • Excellent landscape photo opportunities

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