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Hungary is one of the best countries in Europe and definitely a prime East European destination for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The country has a well developed infrastructure, whilst retaining the charm of its preserved natural heritage. The famous Hungarian hospitality and excellent local cuisine, famous wines, excellent beer makes it an ideal destination for birdwatching and natural history holidays.
Our tours take you to the world famous Hortobágy and Kiskunság National Parks, part of the once continuous Eurasian Steppe with its special landscapes, avifauna and flora. The grasslands, marshes and fishponds are a magnet for both breeding and migratory birds. Here we have our own charming, traditional, thach-roofed Kondor EcoLodge with such garden and near garden species like Golden Oriole, Roller, Bee-eater, Tawny Pipit, Lesser Grey Shrike, Montague's Harrier, Scops Owl, Little Owl, Long-eared Owl, Nightjar, Lesser-spotted & Syrian Woodpeckers and many more.
The forested Börzsöny, Bükk and Zemplen Hills in the North-Eastern part of Hungary are excellent for owls, such as Ural and Eagle Owls, woodpeckers including White-backed, Black and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, raptors like Eastern Imperial Eagle or Lesser Spotted Eagle and many woodland songbirds.
Autumn is extremely spectacular with tens of thousands of trumpeting Common Cranes and even more Geese and other migrating flocks. Amazing, picturesque colours painting the grasslands and especially the forests into a fairy-tale like landscape. From large trip of Dotterels through various sought after raptors like Saker Falcon or Imperial Eagle till Ural Owl and White-backed Woodpecker there are many attractive species to look for at this time of the year.
For the latest Autumn Trip Report please click here.
During winter thousands of geese are present in the country including Red-breasted Geese, while Wallcreeper and Alpine Accentor can be seen close to Budapest.
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Cranes mass migration
Lesser Grey Shrike
Phone: Call May-October; Text all year
+36 30-645-9318 or +36 30-211-0006
Call Nov-April: +506 84961012 or 84961417
ecotoursgabororban @ gmail.com
toucanbirdingecolodge @ gmail.com
Our first priority is to save habitats & species.
Secondly we would like to share our knowledge of wildlife and encourage you to participate directly or indirectly in protecting nature.
We are also working continuously on our carbon balance with developing our 23 hectares of wildlife reserve.