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Wildlife Locations

1 recommended location:

Kiskunság National Park

Covering an area of 570 square kilometres, Kiskunság National Park is a mosaic of plains, lakes and marshes dotted between the Tisza and Danube Rivers, which are home to a rich diversity of birdlife. Highlights include great bustard, red-footed falcon, golden oriole and European roller.

  • Where: Bács-Kiskun
  • Ideal for viewing: great bustard, squacco heron, red-footed falcon, hawfinch, ferruginous duck
  • Excellent for: Wildlife photography, Birdwatching

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Wildlife trips

Hungary offers many spectacular wildlife watching locations, including the Hortobágy and Kiskunság National Parks, which are home to a diversity of birdlife. 

1 recommended trip. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Spring Photography of the Steppe & Forests

Combining the photographic skills of Mike Read, with the knowledge of our local guide, this spring photography tour travels to Hungary at the peak of the breeding season. Hides are located in scenic, bird-rich areas, offering superb possibilities for close-up photography.

  • When to go: May
  • Duration inc. flights: 7 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,845 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

When to go

The best time to visit Hungary is during the spring, summer and autumn, the peak times for birdwatching. In May, most visiting breeding species have returned from their wintering grounds, while from September onwards, large flocks of cranes arrive. 

Seasons

  • Spring

    Mar to May: Mild days, with cold nights
  • Summer

    Jun to Aug: Generally very warm
  • Autumn

    Sep to Nov: Generally mild days with cold nights
  • Winter

    Dec to Feb: Very cold, with temperatures as low as -10 degrees

Wildlife events

  • Sep to Nov:

    Large flocks of cranes arrive

  • Apr to May:

    Passage migrant shorebirds move through 

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