About us


Hungarianbirdwatching.com is an association of young, enthusiastic birders. We organise birding tours and birdwatching holidays in Hungary and in Budapest. Our birding tours are higly customised to your needs. 

During our birding trips to Hortobágy, Lake Fertő, Kiskunság, Lake Tisza, Bükk and Zemplén Mountains you have a reasonable chance to to see Great Bustard, Saker, Imperial Eagle, Pygmy Cormorant, Woodpeckers, Eagle and Ural Owl etc. 

We operate with small groups, and in our trips you will also have the opportunity to taste good Hungarian wines and explore the cultural heritages of Hungary.


Nature Photographer of the Year 2016

From 9 November to 31 December 2016 (posted: 23/11/2016)

The Hungarian Nature Photographer of the Year 2016 competition was organised by Naturart the Society of Hungarian Nature Photographers. This year was special, since two photographers in the adult category achieved exactly the same scores, so there are two winners of the competition: Csaba Daróczi and Dániel Selmeczi. Competition in the youth category was also very strong, with two winners as well: Ádám Ceglédi and Levente Szekeres.

Early morning take image

The photo exhibition displaying the best pictures of the competition was opened on 9 November 2016 and can be seen in the Hungarian Natural History Museum till 31 December 2016. You find more photos of the competition at Fotoklikk.hu website (click on Képek tab) ...

More than 135.000 cranes in Hortobágy…

... and approximately 150,000 in the Carpathian Basin (posted: 25/10/2016)

If you have time, visit Hortobágy these days, since there are still more than 135,000 cranes in the area. Harvested corn fields offer plenty of food for foraging cranes, and if the weather remains as these days, the cranes will remain in the area in the next two weeks. Good news, that crane flocks also explored new roosting sites beside Hortobágy. See more photos on our Facebook site.

Cranes pic

Near 100.000 cranes in Hortobágy…

... though numbers lagging behind last two years’ numbers (posted: 11/10/2016)

The synchronous count on 9th October, 2016 indicated, that the number of Common Cranes reached 96.500 in Hortobágy. It’s less then the last two years’ number, when it was around 110.000. You can follow the number of cranes on the website of Hortobágy National Park.

Crane Count pic

Griffon Vultures in Budapest...

... on the chimney of a thermal power plant (posted: 03/10/2016)

Today was an unforgettable day for many birders in Budapest. Two Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) were reported from South-Budapest. The two birds were sitting on the chimney of a thermal power plant all afternoon. Griffon Vulture regularly occurred in Hungary in the 19th and the first part of the 20th century. Nowadays Griffon Vulture is a rare vagrant in Hungary mainly in summer and autumn.

Griffon Vulture pic

To see a short video footage visit our Facebook page...

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 exhibition...

... can be seen in Budapest from 4 May 2016 to 4 August 2016 (posted: 15/05/2016)

The exhibition of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition is closed now at London's Natural History Museum, but you can see the pictures in Budapest at the Hungarian Natural History Museum. We are happy, that among the finalists of the Bird category, there was a Hungarian photographer Zsolt Kudich. László Novák was finalist in Land category. Congratulations.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 image

The photo exhibition displaying the 100 award-winning photographs of competition was opened on 4 May 2016 and can be seen in the Hungarian Natural History Museum till 4 August 2016. You find more photos of the competition at Natural History Museum's website ...

Bird Jokes

Magician and his parrot

A magician was performing on cruise ship and each night while performing his pet parrot keeps saying quotits up his sleeve "its in his pocket". "Its in his shoe". "In his pants" etc and the magician was loosing his patience.

One night while performing his tricks the ships boilers blew and the ship sank, the lucky magician was able to grab onto a ships table and float on the sea for a few days. The parrot in the mean time seemed non plussed and was looking quizzically at the magician for a few days whilst drifting.

On the 4th day the parrot looks at his master and says "I give up... what did you do with the ship?"

Old man got drunk

An old man was sitting on a bench in the mall when a young man with spiked hair came over and sat down beside him. The boy's hair was yellow and green and orange and purple. He had black make up around his eyes. The old man just stared at him.
With an attitude, the boy said, "What's the matter, old man, haven't you ever done anything wild in your life?"
The old man answered, "Well yes, actually, I have. I got drunk once and had sex with a parrot. I was just wondering if you were my son.


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