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Birding Hungary Tour, Kondor Ecolodge & Bukk Hills - 8 Days

Birding Hungary Tour, Kondor Ecolodge & Bukk Hills
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Kiskunsag-Hortobagy-Bukk National Parks Birdwatching in Hungary Tour

An 8-day birding Hungary tour which focuses on the wildlife of Hungary. During the last decades, Hungary became one of the prime birding and wildlife destinations in Central & Eastern Europe. No wonder since it offers completely different habitats than its neighbours with a long list of special birds, lot of them have the Westernmost strongholds of their populations right here. This birdwatching tour offers a great combination of the Hungarian steppes, grasslands dotted with alkaline lakes, rivers and channels, floodplain forests with the dense beach and oakwoods and limestone slopes and gorges of Bukk Hills.

At the Kiskunsag National Park, you will be hosted at our own characteristic bird and wildlife centre, Kondor Ecolodge while in the Bukk Hills we will stay at another family-run lovely place with amazing Hungary birding possibilities in the garden and at nearby areas.

9 woodpecker species including White-backed, Black, Grey-headed, Middle-spotted Woodpecker, as well as Saker Falcon, Imperial Eagle, Great Bustard, Ural Owl, Red-throated Pipit, Collared Pratincole, Moustached Warbler, Penduline Tit, Stone Curlew, Hawfinch await you during this holiday. Our Hungary trip takes you to the best places in the country, first to the famous "puszta" of Kiskunság and then to the Bükk Hills. Both areas are protected as national parks and are partly or entirely World Heritage sites. When we travel from the Kiskunsag to the Bukk we even visit a third one, Hortobagy National Park.

Similarly to Hortobágy, the scenic Kiskunság National Park still preserves parts of the once continuous Eurasian steppe, the so-called "puszta". Bird species found here reflect this special habitat, which is really different to other regions of Europe. The Kiskunság NP hosts one of the biggest populations of Great Bustards in Europe but has other highlights to offer as well. Alkaline lakes and temporarily flooded areas of grassland attract huge numbers of ducks, geese and waders. Species include Ferruginous Duck, Garganey, White-winged Black Tern, during April thousands of Ruff, Golden Plovers and other migrating shorebirds. We might be able to see Stone-Curlew, Collared Pratincole, Tawny Pipit and later in May Lesser Grey Shrike, Roller, Golden Oriole and Bee-Eater.

Most of the Bükk Hills is characterized by vast beech woods and open limestone meadows with all the different karst forms produced by erosion such as fissures, sinkholes, underground streams and caverns. It is a perfect area for birding in Hungary, where raptors soar above the valleys and dense deciduous woodlands provide a home for species such as owls, warblers, woodpeckers including Black, White-backed, Grey-headed, Middle Spotted & Syrian. We also will search for Ural Owl and there is a chance for Eagle Owl, Rock Bunting, Lesser Spotted Eagle as well.

Birding Hungary Tour highlights include:

  • The most colourful birds of Europe are all around in good numbers including European Bee-eaters, Eurasian Hoopoes, European Rollers, Golden Orioles
  • Visiting a huge oxbow lake of River Tisza with a large number of attractive bird species
  • Evening walks to find Nightjar, Scops, Tawny and Little Owl
  • Visiting channels, alkaline lakes, ponds and rivers for various special birds like Penduline Tit, Bearded Tit, Moustached Warbler, Ferruginous Duck, Squacco Heron, Purple heron and many more
  • Sitting in specially designed Bird & Wildlife watching and photography hides eye-level at ponds with wildlife
  • Watching East European raptor specialities such as Saker Falcon, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Red-footed Falcon and many more
  • Sipping your coffee, tee or a famous Hungarian wine during an evening Moth trapping session where you can see a wide variety of species
  • look for 9 woodpecker species including White-backed, Black, Grey-headed, Middle-spotted and Syrian Woodpeckers
  • searching Ural Owl in the dense woods of Bukk Hills

Keen to focus on photographing the birds you see on your trip? Why not try this specialist photography tour? Hungarian Bird Photography Tour, Kondor Ecolodge

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Altiernative Tour Name: Best Birding in Hungary - Kiskunsag-Hortobagy-Bukk National Parks

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8 Days

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This tour is operated by: Ecotours Kondor EcoLodge
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  • Kiskunsag National Park, Hortobagy National Park, Bukk National Park, Hungary
  • Set Departure
  • Set Departure Tour
  • Birds
  • 6 to 12 pax
  • 8 Days
  • Apr to July ; Sept to Oct
  • Moderate
  • English, Spanish, (Italian)
  • Budapest Airport
  • Budapest Airport
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