AUTUMN BIRD MIGRATION

The autumn is a really exciting season for watching birds

September is one of the best times to observe the bird migration here in Hungary. The breeding birds are already on their way to the wintering areas, but we can still see flocks of them here. The most visible are the northern birds with rarities which arrive to this area some will migrate through but some will spend the winter here in Hungary. September is a good time to find rare birds such as Asian, Northern European, American, and Mediterranean birds.

 

Destination: Hungary , Romania

Date : 12-18 and 18-24 September

Number of partipians: 2-7

Cost of the tour: 330000 HUF/person

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Day 1:

We will pick you up at the airport and after a 1–5-hour drive, we will arrive in Kisujszallas where your accommodation will be for the next few days. After checking in and freshening up we will take a walk around the town with our binoculars and cameras. In the town there are several nice parks where we can observe Long-Eared Owls and Syrian Woodpeckers.

Day 2:

We will survey the surrounding area at Kisujszallas. At the Ricefields we will find Black Storks, Bittern and different species of Herons and Egrets. On the grasslands and meadows Saker Falcon, Imperial Eagle and Pallid Harrier will be looking for prey. With a bit of luck, we will be able to observe Red Footed Falcons and Great Bustards.

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Day 3:

With an early start we will visit the Szeged Lakes in Southern Hungary. These fish farms are important birding areas and every year many rarities turn up during migration time. Around the lakes there are many nice and important grasslands. This variation of habitats is the guarantee of a super days birding. We will observe Waders, Herons and Cranes, but there will also be many raptors and songbirds.

Day 4:

Today we are going to explore the biggest Hungarian reservoir, Lake Tisza which is 127 km2.The lake is a good place to observe rarities such as Skuas, Divers and Grebes. During the day we will also observe Bearded Tits, White-Tailed Eagles, Black Woodpeckers and Kingfishers. We will also take a scenic boat trip around the lake.

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Day 5:

We will set off early in the morning for the Bihar mountains in Romania, which is about a 2-hour drive from Kisujszallas. It is an unspoiled mountain range with beautiful habitats. The target species here is the Ural Owl and the Three-Toad Woodpecker, this Woodpecker cannot be found in Hungary, but here we often see them. We will also be able to see Dippers and Firecrest, if we are lucky, we will see Golden Eagle and Pygmy Owl.

Day 6:

Today we will visit the famous Hungarian birding area, the Hortobagy fishponds here we will observe Common Cranes, Geese, Ducks, Waders Herons and Eagles these will be good targets for the days birding.

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Day 7:

If we have time before the journey home, we will visit the surrounding area at the Villa and try to spot a few more interesting species.

At the end of our birdwatching tour, we will have seen many incredibly special birds including Woodpeckers, Eagles, Owls, Various raptors, and a variety of other wildlife.

We recommend this tour to anybody interested in birdwatching in general and hiking in particular. In the mountains you must be fit you will need a good pair of walking boots, but we promise an interesting few days birding in a lovely country with beautiful habitats.