Monday, 8 September 2008

Birding Tours: Hungary, February 2009.

If you fancy getting to grips with wintering geese and resident birds of prey and wooodpeckers, then consider joining this "Hungary in Late Winter" birding trip. This original birding itinerary will run in the New Year from February 19 – 22, 2009 (from Thursday to Sunday, for 4 days, 3 nights). The tour takes in Lake Tata and nearby fishponds and woods and the grasslands and farmlands of the Kiskunsag National Park. The main focus will be to search for wintering and migrating geese with flocks of Greater White-fronted Goose, perhaps some Lesser White-fronted Geese, both Tundra and Taiga Bean Geese and a chance of a few Red-breasted Geese sprinkled amongst them. In addition there are some resident birds like Great Bustard, Saker Falcon, White-tailed Eagle, eight species of woodpecker including Syrian, Grey-headed and Black, and other winter visitors such as Rough-legged Buzzard and Great Grey Shrike. In most years Wallcreeper winters in stone quarries hereabouts, too. If you are interested in joining this trip, get in touch via this blog.

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