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Level of fitness required

low

  • high temperatures in the hides
  • mosquitos during the boat trip

Possible inconveniences

Birds of Hungarian puszta

Tour details

Hungarian pusta is a vast, open, grassy, dry plain stretching in the basin of Tisa river surrounded by the Carpathians from a few directions. It is mainly covered with cultivated fields and pastures but the area is amazingly rich in wildlife. Warm temperatures and abundance of food mainly account for this. Apart from dry steppes we can also find here river floods, fishponds and wet rice fields. They make a good habitat for marshland and water birds. Below you will find a list of species which we can photograph during the trip. During the trip we will photograph wildlife from permanent hides (some of them with one-way glass), pop-up hides, from the car and from a boat.

 

Specieslist: birds: ruff, white egret, purple heron, hoopoe, grey heron, night heron, squacco heron, lesser grey shrike, syrian woodpecker, green woodpecker, red backed shrike, glossy ibis, red footed falcon, cormorant, lesser cormorant?, roller, great crested grebe, kestrel, bee-eater, little owl, long eared owl, kestrel, whiskered tern, nightingale, stilt, spoonbill, golden oriole, wryneckreptiles and mammals: roe deer, brown hare, european pond terrapin (tortoise).

Photo sessions will take place in early morning (4.00-10.00) or late afternoon hours (17.00-21.00). We will take advantage of the best light and also avoid hot midday. During the rest of the day we will have time for meals and time to relax (swimming pool!) or rest. You can also photograph butterflies in the garden. We will implement the itinerary in 2-3 paralell groups.

 

Day 1

arrival, checking-in, dinner, shopping, briefing

 

Day 2

morning: roller hide,

afternoon: photosafari (puszta, rise fields, floods)

 

Day 3

morning: red footed falcon hide,

afternoon: drinking pool hide 1

 

Day 4

morning: bee-eater hide,

afternoon: drinking pool hide 2

 

Day 5

morning: hoopoe hide,

afternoon: boat trip (water birds)

 

Day 6

checking out, departure

 

alternative options: long eared owls, cuckoo

1600€ per person

 

payment:

  • deposit 450 Euro after signing up for the trip
  • balance 1150 Euro - 30 days before the first day of the trip

Price

Itinerary

  • guiding (Polish an Hungarian photographers)
  • hide usage
  • local transfers
  • airport transfers (Budapeszt)
  • boat trip
  • accommodation in single and twin/double rooms with ensuite bathrooms or with shared bathrooms
  • meals
  • basic travel insurance

Included in the price

  • flight tickets
  • alcoholic drinks
  • optional activities
  • single room supplement: 20 Euro/person/day (limited availability)

Not included in the price

26 June - 1 July 2024

2-7 July 2024

Available dates

Hungary, Tisa Valley

Location

26 June 2024

roller, bee-eater, red-footed falcon, hoopoe and many more

Main topic

min 5, max 6

Number of participants

Tour leader

Marek Kosinski or Marian Batura

comfortable and cosy private guesthouse with a big garden and swimming pool in Kisújszállás; single and twin rooms, some with private bathrooms, other with shared bathrooms

Accommodation

we prepare breakfast and packed lunch ourselves after common shopping in a local food store; there is a fully equipped kitchen in the guesthouse; dinner in a restaurant,

Meals

  • tripod (necessary)
  • sun hat
  • sun cream
  • mosquito repellent (for the boat trip)
  • waterproof jacket/poncho for the boat trip and tent hides
  • loose clothing, suitable for hot days

Recommended equipment

airport transfer possible from Budapeszt international airport; local transfers with 4x4; you can also arrive with your private car

Transportation