Take advantage of our 20 years experience in guiding birders in Hungary!
Our guided bird tours are personalised to meet your needs, are
solid value for money and are based upon a long-established reputation and unrivalled
OFF-ROAD 4x4 TRIPS - We now run trips for 1 - 4 persons around the backroads and farm tracks of the Hungarian countryside. Taking you into areas other tours cannot reach!
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Hungary's most experienced birding guides are available year-round to assist individuals, groups of friends, bird clubs & tour companies. From a few hours, one day, one week, to as long as you request. Save time & effort and let us show you the regulars, rarities and hard-to-find species. Our guides really do speak fluent English! And we really do have the most experience in guiding birders in Hungary!
We have shown a total of 301 species to birders visiting Hungary! And we've done this without rushing around exhausting our clients!
All styles and kinds of birder are catered for, from target birders, twitchers and world-listers to those with a more ornithological approach and, of course, the general nature-lover. Special trips organised for film makers, photographers, sound recordists and disabled birders. Indeed, all are most welcome! For details simply email us.
You simply name the birds you particularly wish to see and/or the habitats you
wish to explore, the period in which you are able to visit... and let us do the rest.
A wealth of knowledge will go into planning your itinerary, showing you around
and finding those "wanted" species.
BESPOKE TRIPS - We specialize in trips tailored to suit your needs, taking in the habitats you wish to visit, the birds you want to see, and done at a pace determined by you. You will NOT be sent a leaflet or brochure offering an "off the peg" itinerary, your trip will be designed specifically for you and at a cost to suit your budget. You will, of course, always be accompanied by an experienced English speaking guide who'll be looking for your birds and not his own! We operate a friendly "meet & greet" service, coming to meet you at your hotel, Budapest Airport, indeed at any Hungarian location. For more details just email us.
BUDAPEST BIRDING - One day and half-day bird finding trips in and around Hungary's beautiful capital. Ideal for birders in Budapest on business, attending conferences or those being dragged around by a partner on a sight-seeing tour! Year-round we are able to guide you to such exciting species as Eastern Imperial Eagle, Saker Falcon, Great Bustard, Hawfinch, Short-toed Treecreeper, Penduline Tit, and Syrian, Middle Spotted, Grey-headed and Black Woodpeckers. In season other birds of Budapest and environs include White Stork, Ferruginous Duck, Smew, Great White Egret, Purple Heron, Red-footed Falcon, Bluethroat, River Warbler, Nightjar, Bee-eater and many others. Incredibly ALL of these birds can be seen within an hour of Budapest! We operate a "meet & greet" service at Budapest Airport, your hotel, car-hire depots, indeed at any address in Budapest.
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Our Guides Include
András Schmidt is a former Secretary of the Hungarian Rarities Committee, the youngest ever. He is fluent in English, knows German and is one of Hungary's most respected birders. Indeed, András is widely regarded as Hungary's most expert field birder and has impressed more visiting birders with his field skills and general manner than modesty permits us to mention. His favourite Hungarian birding areas are the Börzsöny Hills and the Kiskunság plains and his favourite family woodpeckers. András has a particular interest in sound recording.
Gerard Gorman is without question the most experienced bird guide in Hungary, indeed in all Eastern Europe. In fact, most of the Eastern European itineraries published in tour brochures are based upon Gerard's original research. Born in the UK he moved to Hungary in the 1980s and led his first bird tour here in 1987. He has since led around 300 birding tours in the region and no other leader comes close to this figure. He is author of 4 books: A Guide To Birdwatching in Hungary, Where To Watch Birds in Eastern Europe, The Birds of Hungary and the definitive handbook Woodpeckers of Europe. He is also a regular contributor to international birding magazines and journals. His particular interest lies in the Picidae and his favourite birding areas are thus not surprisingly "wooded habitats", indeed Gerard's woodland birding skills are legendary.
Dr. András Kóta is one of the brightest lights in Hungary's new generation of birders. He is a first-class field birder whose favourite birding areas in Hungary include the Danube Bend and Kiskunság region. András is in his late 20s, is a qualified vet and is fluent in English and German. His attentive and diligent style of guiding visitors has made him very popular with visiting birders.
Szabolcs Kókay is widely regarded as Hungary's top bird artist. He was winner of the "British Birds" PJC Bird Illustrator of the Year Award in 2000, gained 2nd place in the BB 2001 overall award, has contributed plates to the "Birdwatch" Artist of Year 2001 Calendar, and is indeed rapidly gaining a reputation outside his native Hungary. Some of his paintings decorate this site. Szabolcs speaks English and lists his favourite birding areas as the Kiskunság, the Bükk Hills and the Danube Bend and his favourite bird families as woodpeckers, owls and shorebirds. His superb colour and black and white artwork illustrate Gerard Gorman's Woodpeckers of Europe.
Our guides are members of the Hungarian Ornithological & Nature Conservation Society (MME).