Photography hides and tours
Our photography hides are located in a scenic and bird-rich area of the famous Kiskunság National Park, only an hour’s drive south of Budapest airport. There is comfortable accommodation in the area close to the hides and tasty local food is readily available.
We are happy to cater for small groups or individual photographers, in any season, and can provide daily updated information on species and possibilities.
Our hides are set by cleverly designed drinking stations at the forest edge, others by marshes or beside the shallow water of alkaline lakes. We also have a Red-footed Falcon tower hide for three photographers. Seasonal mobile hides follow the movement of birds or are close to their breeding areas. These offer tremendous possibilities for close-up bird photography, where each day might bring something new.
Great Bustard photography
A fantastic new opportunity. We have exclusive access to a hide situated in the best bustard area in Hungary. During a week you can spend a whole day in the hide photographing Great Bustards lekking and feeding. During the rest of the week you can visit the other hides for Pygmy Cormorant, Spoonbill, egrets and herons, White-winged and Whiskered Terns, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Hawfinch, Long-tailed Tit, etc. There are 2 dates for a limited number of participants: Thursday 28 March – Wednesday 3 April & Sunday 7 April – Saturday 13 April.
Species often seen at the hides are Pygmy Cormorant, Spoonbill, Great White Egret, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Black-winged Stilt, Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Dunlin, Marsh and Wood Sandpiper, White-winged and Whiskered Terns, Bee-eater, Roller, Red-footed Falcon, Sparrowhawk, Hawfinch, Long-tailed Tit, Common Redstart, Turtle Dove, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Yellowhammer, Red-backed Shrike, Nuthatch, Blackcap and Lesser Whitethroat.
Species regularly seen in the region: White-tailed Eagle, Conrcrake, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Long-eared Owl, Tawny Owl, Black and Syrian Woodpeckers, Lesser Grey Shrike, Tawny Pipit, Golden Oriole, Saker Falcon and even Beaver.
There is availability for the following dates, but do not hesitate to let us know if you have other date preferences, we can cater for individual arrangements as well.
Thursday 28 March – Wednesday 3 April, Great Bustard lekking
Sunday 7 April – Saturday 13 April, Great Bustard lekking
Saturday 25 May – Friday 31 May 2013
Thursday 6 June – Wednesday 12 June 2013
Wednesday 19 June – Wednesday 26 June 2013
Wednesday 26 June – Sunday 30 June 2013
Sunday 30 June – Friday 5 July 2013
Sunday 4 August – Friday 9 August 2013