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Bird photography hides and tours

Our bird photography tours in Hungary are located in a scenic and bird-rich area of the famous Kiskunság National Park, only an hour’s drive south of Budapest airport. We offer fully guided bird photography tours.
There is comfortable accommodation at the Oriole Lodge in the area close to the bird photography hides and tasty local food is readily available.
We are happy to cater for small groups or individual photographers, in any season..

  • for beginners and professional photographers
  • 15 nature inbuilt hides from one base with cca 50 species
  • daily updated information on species and possibilities for bird photography
  • you find sought after species all year round

Bird Photo Hides

Our bird photography 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.
Our bird photography hides are designed to get as close to the birds as possible. The hides have glass panorama windows with a specific layer preventing birds seeing you and your camera movements while you can comfortably change position if needed. The bird photography hides are a perfect place not only for photographers but for bird and nature lovers who would like to enjoy a breath-taking experience being really close to birds and observe plumage details, behaviour, feeding habits like never before.

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Client Reviews

The service on site and the knowledge of my guide Istvan was awesome. I spent five very interesting and diversified days and was very pleased with my pictures.
Peter Raimann, Switzerland

Despite local flooding due to a low pressure system sitting over the country, bringing with it unseasonal persistent rain. Despite this our hide photographic tour with Ecotours Wildlife Holidays proved to be a great success thanks to our tour leader Istvan. Istvans professionalism expertise and knowledge of the fauna and flora in the Kiskunsag area proved the deciding factor between success and failure of our tour. His sole aim was to make sure we would return home with the images we had hoped for. We did! We were picked up at 04,30 most mornings and taken to each of the eight hides sometimes returning to our favoured hide for second helpings. How Istvan found the energy to climb up the ladders to the tower hide loaded with our equipment and tirelessly working all day flitting from one group to another setting up mobile hides and taking them down deserved recognition. His English and sense of humour twinned with his patience made for enjoyable company at eating times. If anybody reading this has thoughts of booking Ecotours Wildlife Holidays then I can recommend they do so without hesitation. Thanks for a great photo tour!
John Dempsey, UK

The first morning of the trip brought a taste of things to come; Hoopoes, Red-backed Shrikes, Black Redstarts, Nightingales and a Wryneck – and that was just in the hotel grounds! Our guide Istvan and Imre were enthusiastic, patient and courteous at all times and clearly possessed the detailed local knowledge which is essential to make a bird photography tour a success. They were also very flexible, and could accommodate changes of plan and requests for revised itineraries even at short notice. All of this maximised our chances of connecting with the birds we came to Hungary to photograph. Using a combination of fixed and mobile hides gave us the flexibility either to “stake out” or “seek out” the target birds, and we succeeded in seeing and photographing all the key species – and most of them in beautiful weather conditions.
Mark Curley, UK

Thanks Istvan for a great week of photography despite all kinds of weather. The raptor hide was a wonderful experience and the drinking station hides were very well designed and built. I must come in summer when I am sure they will be teeming with thirsty birds but there was plenty of variety of birds visiting the adjacent feeders on my visits in March. The snow actually added interest and helped with light. Getting so close to long eared owls was also very special. Your efforts on my behalf, including loan of wellies and offering to carry gear, were greatly appreciated and the photographic opportunities were only matched by the warmth of hospitality. I shall be coming back sometime, hopefully in the not too distant future.
Liz Cutting, UK

Great Bustard photography tour

A fantastic new opportunity for bird photography tours in Hungary. We have exclusive access to a photography hide situated in the best Great 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 bird photography hides for Pygmy Cormorant, Spoonbill, egrets and herons, White-winged and Whiskered Terns, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Hawfinch, Long-tailed Tit, etc.
There are 2 tour dates for a limited number of participants in April. The tour dates are coming soon.
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Target species of the bird photography tours

Species often seen at the photo hides during our bird photography tours 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.

Bird Photography Tour Dates

Ask about the available dates for 2024

About the bird photography tours

Our bird photography centre is ideal for small groups, the 6 days long bird photography tours rotate around the hides. We are happy to organize your photo holiday or you can join to one of our bird photography workshops held by well-known wildlife photographers or you can lead your own workshop using our bird photography centre. There is comfortable accommodation in the area close to the hides and tasty local food is readily available.
We can also provide daily updated information on species and possibilities for bird photography. Please enquire about exact dates and availabilities!

Our bird photography tour includes

Transfer from and to the airport;daily transport to and from the hides twice a day (morning and afternoon), any extra transport for extra charge;accommodation in en-suite rooms;3 meals per day, generally breakfast at the accommodation, packed lunch, dinner (consists of 3 courses), timing can be adjusted to needs, we cater for all special requirements;local guiding;up-to-date info from our local specialist on species, possibilities, water level, etc.