Spring bird photography tour

During our photography workshop we will deploy the period of the year when birds are most active mating. Upon the end of winter our birds change into their most fancy feather dresses and look colourful and astonishing as if they were asking for being photographed. Nature is wild green with vivid flowers blooming and the woods are rich in birds singing. What else do we need for an unforgettable photography tour?

Dates:

2017, 01-07 May    Places available

2017, 08-14 May    2 places available

Upon request are also available!

The cost of this trip is 300000 HUF/person. It is included: transfer from and back to the airport, accommodation, guiding, entrance fees, food, all travel and fuel during the trips. It doesn’t include insurance, air tickets and alkoholic beverages.

Day 1. – Arrival

We meet at the Airport and after a two hour drive we will arrive to your accommodation. After you have settled in, we will go for lunch or dinner depending on the time to a local restaurant. If we have time, we will have a walk around the town with our cameras and binoculars.

Day 2.

After a relaxing night we will start our photo tour in my Hawfich hide, where Syrian Woodpeckers, Nightingales, Flycatcher can appear from the Finches. The Golden Orioles are returning from their wintering territories around this time and are regular guest around the hide. After the hide photography we will have the opportunity to take pictures of the Wryneck in the park nearby.

After our midday siesta we are going to visit the neighbouring rice fields, where we will see Bluethroats, Sedge Warblers and Savi’s Warblers. On the rice field we can see many waders as well and this time of the year the first Collared pratincoles arrive.

Day 3.

At dawn we are going to visit one of the Red-footed Falcon sites next to Túrkeve, where we can take picture of the birds basking in the first rays of the morning sun. After this we will walk around the neighbouring puszta in sear for great photo topics. You can see on the way Lesser Grey Shrikes, Sakers, Barn Owls, Great Bustards and Kestrels.

After our midday siesta we are going to visit one of the most beautiful fishing ponds of the neighbourhood, where we can picture Pygmy Cormorants and different kind of Herons. During the afternoon we are going to see Ferruginous duck, Marsh Harriers, Bearded Tits and Pond terrapins as well.

Day 4.

After a relaxing night we will start our photo tour in the garden hide located at the “Kevirigó” guest house. We will mainly see Finches here, however the Syrian Woodpecker and the Green Woodpecker are also regular guest at the drinking pond. The first frogs and Grass snakes (commonly known as the water snake in Hungary) can be spotted by the lake and sometimes hedgehogs and hares come here to drink. After the hide photography we are going to explore the surrounding territories. During our walk we will take pictures of the Little Bittern, the Great Reed Warbler, the Cuckoo and the Penduline Tit. With a bit of luck we can observe the first returning Red-backed Shrikes. Above the reed we can often see Marsh Harriers too.

After our midday siesta we are going to visit the Great Bustard Reserve in Dévaványa. On the way we can see Rollers, Great Bustards, and Imperial Eagle. In the exhibition centre we will take an insight into the Hungarian Great Bustard preservation. This place is perfect for the observation of the Great Bustard, the Wryneck, the Montagu’s Harrier, and the Hoopoe.

Day 5.

During the morning from our mobil hides we are going to take pictures of the Bee-eaters. These colourfull birds are returning from their wintering countries around this time. After this we will have the opportunity to take pictures of the Great White Egret and the Little Bittern.

After a short midday siesta we are going to visit Hungary’s second biggest lake the Lake Tisza, where during a boat trip we can take pictures of the following birds: Night Heron, Great Crested Grebe, Whiskered Tern, Penduline Tit, Black Tern and Grey Heron.

Day 6.

At dawn we are going to visit my Tower hide for the Red-footed Falcon, we can take picture of the birds basking in the first rays of the morning sun. From this hides we can see  Lesser Grey Shrikes, Roller, Jackdaws and Kestrels.

During our midday siesta we are going to take pictures from our Hawfich hide, where Syrian Woodpeckers, Nightingales, Flycatcher can appear from the Finches. The Golden Orioles are returning from their wintering territories around this time and are regular guest at our drinking pond. After the hide photography we will have the opportunity to take pictures of flying herons ( Night heron, Purple heron, Little Egret) useing the soft light from the sunset.

Day 7.

If we have enough time before leaving  to the airport we will drive around to visit the neighbouring fields for Corn Bunting, Yellow wagtail and many other small songbirds .

Meals:

Breakfast: packed lunches during the day

Lunch: will be in a local restaurant

Dinner: will be at your accommodation

The daily programs are subject to the weather conditions. We reserve the right to change the order of the programs or the programs partly or in whole.

All programs can be tailored to your interest and needs based on prior arrangement.

If you need further information about this tour, please contact us!