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Bird Watching in Hungary Tour - 8 Days

Bird Watching in Hungary Tour

Hungary Birding Tours focusing on Cranes & Geese

This 8-day long Bird Watching in Hungary Tour is a relaxed-paced trip with set departure and concentrates on the Autumn/Fall migration, a very special season on the Great Hungarian Plains. The number of Common Cranes can exceed 100-thousand, plus there are tens of thousands of different Geese which creates a real Carnival feeling especially during the late afternoons and evenings.

A long list of other interesting species wait for us at the lowlands and hills of Hungary. We spend time first at two flat areas, the less known, but unbeatable Kiskunsag National Park and the famous Hortobágy ‘Puszta’. Kiskunsag is the best for Great Bustards, Stone Curlews and a wide range of Herons, Egrets and waterbirds, plus a great variety of raptors such as Saker Falcon or Imperial Eagle.

At Hortobagy you can enjoy grandstand views of crane migration from watchtowers or alongside fishponds and fields. A nice addition can be to find a large trip of Dotterels in the grassland.

There is always a good number of Bean and Greater White-fronted Geese plus at the fishponds many interesting other birds such as Ferruginous Duck, Pygmy Cormorant and vast numbers of waders, herons, egrets and wildfowl.

The evenings are highlighted by thousands of trumpeting cranes flying low overhead. It is an unforgettable experience!

We also visit the Bükk Hills which is characterized by vast beech woods and open limestone meadows with different karst forms produced by erosion.

It is a perfect area for bird watching in Hungary, where raptors soar above the valleys and dense deciduous woodlands provide a home for woodland species such as owls and woodpeckers including Ural Owl, Long-eared Owl, Black, White-backed, Grey-headed, Green, Great Spotted, Middle Spotted, Lesser Spotted and Syrian Woodpecker.

Bird Watching in Hungary Tour highlights include:

  • Around 100-thousand Common Cranes in the area
  • Tens of thousands of Geese
  • Visiting a huge oxbow lake of River Tisza with a large number of attractive bird species
  • Special flower-rich meadows and incredible Autumn/Fall foliage season
  • A strong population of Great Bustards
  • Trip of Dotterels
  • Visiting channels, alkaline lakes, ponds and rivers for various dragonflies & special birds like Bearded Tit, Ferruginous Duck, Squacco Heron and many more
  • Watching East European raptor specialities such as Saker Falcon, Eastern Imperial Eagle and many more
  • Several Woodpecker & Owl species possible including Black & White-backed Woodpeckers plus Ural & Long-eared Owls, the latter in large numbers

Please note: this set-departure tour is also available as a private or custom tour on request. Please submit an enquiry with your preferred dates and group size.

Like the look of this tour but want to see what else is on offer? Have a look here Birding Hungary Tour, Kondor Ecolodge & Bukk Hills

Alternative Tour Name: Carnival of Cranes and Geese plus Bustards, Dotterels, Raptors, Owls, Woodpeckers

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8 Days

Price & Availability

EUR1,440 / per person
Based on twin/double room
Single Supplement EUR 249
Group Discount Available
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This tour is operated by: Ecotours Kondor EcoLodge
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Tour Facts

  • Kiskunsag National Park, Hortobagy National Park, Bukk National Park Hungary
  • Set Departure
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 2 to 12 pax
  • 8 days
  • (midSeptember)-October-(midNovember)
  • Leisurely
  • English, Spanish, (Italian)
  • Budapest
  • Budapest
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