Why go birding in Hungary? Well, good reasons include Saker Falcon, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Pygmy Cormorant, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Ferruginous Duck, Great Bustard, Corncrake, Ural Owl, Aquatic Warbler and nine speciesof woodpecker. With such birds, plus much unspoiled habitat and a good and value-for-money tourist infrastructure, Hungary is now firmly established as one of Europe's very best birding destinations. And another good reason is that WE are here to help you find and see these birds! For more information: email us.
There are plenty of other great birds, too, like Red-crested Pochard, Little Bittern, Great White Egret, Squacco & Purple Herons, Black & White Storks, Montagu’s Harrier, White-tailed & Lesser Spotted Eagles, Long-legged & Rough-legged Buzzards, Collared Pratincole, Dotterel, Marsh Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, White-winged Black Terns, Eagle Owl, Bluethroat, Icterine, River, Savi’s, Moustached & Barred Warblers, Collared Flycatcher, Penduline Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper, Lesser Grey Shrike, Hawfinch & many more. Many of these species can be very difficult to find elsewhere in Europe, but with our unrivalled experience and local knowledge you can be watching Great Bustard, Saker Falcon and Black Woodpecker, to name just three, within an hour of arriving at Budapest Airport!
The Hungarian capital Budapest is the hub of the country with an international airport and rail connections to most major European cities. Even if one is only visiting this scenic capital on business or a short trip good birds can still be found, particularly woodpeckers and songbirds. But the real Hungarian speciality birds lie out on the "puszta" (lowland steppe and grazing land) and around the country's many fish-farms, so a visit to the Kiskunsag or the Hortobagy regions are highly recommended. All things considered late April (shorebird passage), May (breeding in full swing), August (return migration) and October (crane and wildfowl passage) are probably the best months to bird, though many tempting species are resident and can be observed all year round.
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A few bird facts from Hungary
Eastern Imperial Eagle
Great White Egret
Lesser White-fronted Geese
Great Black-headed Gull
Key European population of over 140 pairs
Key European population of circa 75 pairs
Key European population of over 3000 pairs
Key European population of around 1200 birds
Key world population of over 600 singing males
Key European stop-over in autumn: up to 100 birds
Most on passage with up to 70,000 each October
Most European records in recent times
World’s largest known trips: often up to 100 birds
A rarity but almost annual: only regular birds in Europe