Every autumn, from late September, through October to early November, 10s of 1000s of Common Cranes Grus grus gather in the Hortobagy National Park, Hungary. These graceful birds linger in eastern Hungary before heading on south as winter sets in. Numbers have steadily increased in recent years and peaked last week at about 140,000. It is a great event and experience of sights and sounds.
Thursday, 15 October 2009
From May 10-17, 2010, I will be guiding a birding tour in Serbia. This will be an original tour itinerary... few "western" birders ever visit Serbia, though it is a great, and safe, destination. We will visit the Fruska Gora NP and Maljen Mountains, looking for a range of upland and lowland species including Rock Partridge, Booted Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Hazel Grouse, Nutcracker, Sombre Tit, Black-headed Bunting etc. In the photo here is Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator another bird we should see on this tour. For more details, get in touch.