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.


Sharers accepted ...

... for our day-tours and 2-day Crane watching tours in October (posted: 03/07/2015)

An American birder has booked two day-tours (starting and ending in Budapest) and a 2-day Crane watching tour in Hortobágy. The dates are the following:

  • 8 Oct 2015, THU – Birding in Kiskunság (overnight Budapest)
  • 9 Oct 2015, FRI – Birding in Buda Hills (overnight Budapest)
  • 10-11 Oct 2015, SAT-SUN – Crane watching in Hortobágy (overnight Hajdúszoboszló)

Cranes in Hortobagy

If you are interested in either the day-trips or the 2-day tour, send us an email for itinerary and pricing. Max 2 sharers are accepted for the tour.

European Souslik ...

...mammal of the year (posted: 03/07/2015)

The European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus), also known as the European souslik is the mammal of the year in Hungary. You can see this funny diurnal animal on our Kiskunság tour during summer. If you cannot join our tours, visit the temporary exhibition (open till 7th September) in the Hungarian Natural History Museum showing Bálint Vincze’s souslik photos.

European Souslik pic

Bálint is a graphic designer & typographer, working at Paks Nuclear Power Plant and his nature portfolio is frequently used in the environmental PR campaigns of the power plant. He has recently published his Souslik Tales book. To see Bálint’s wonderful bird, mammal and nature photos, visit his website.

Scheduled tours finished ...

... but we are available on demand (posted: 18/05/2015)

In Hungary, May is the main birding season, and our week and long tours are usually scheduled between 9-20 May. Our long tour finishes 20th May, but we are available for bespoke tours and day trips. If you are travelling alone and you are flexible with dates, allow us to find a sharer for your tour. You have more chances, on weekends to find a sharer.

Hoopoe - Bird of the year...

... Eurasian Hoopoe is the Bird of the Year 2015 (posted:24/02/2015)

Since 1979 MME Birdlife Hungary nominates a bird for the year. The Bird of the Year receives special publicity, how to protect and safeguard it. The campaign targets especially schoolchildren, teachers, land owners, farmers and hunters.

In 2015 Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) was elected for bird of the year by an internet based public vote. Hoopoe is a common and widespread breeder in Hungary. Higher populations are in the Great Plain, so it is a regular bird on our Kiskunság or Hortobágy tours. Its breeding population in Hungary is estimated at 10,000-17,000 pairs, slightly decreasing in the past few years. In Hungary the Hoopoes arrive in late March and April and leave in August or September.

Eurasian Hoopoe picture

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.


Spying picAlbatross bragging picPhotographing birds pic

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