Photos of birding sites
Birding trip Hungary (+ Eastern Austria) 4-16 May 2005

John van der Woude,  www.jvanderw.nl 

 
Hansag Austria, old large hay fields, East of Neusiedler See area

 

 
Hansag Austria. Great Bustard, Short-eared Owl, Whinchat.

 


Mixed deciduous forests of Bükk NP in Eastern Hungary. Grey-headed Woodpecker, Hawfinch.

 

 
Beech forest in Bükk NP. White-backed Woodpecker.
See also short film of this woodpecker entering hole (274 KB wmv).

 


Beech forest and brook along forest road SE of Repashuta. Red-breasted Flycatcher.

 


Open scenic area in mid-southern section of Bükk NP. 
Hawfinch is probably the most abundant breeding bird of Bükk NP.

 


Farm Lator (www.farmlator.hu) at southern border of Bükk NP. Lodge and campsite.
Collared Flycatcher, Wryneck, Golden Oriole, raptors.

 


Borsod Mezoseg reserve, the "little Hortobagy" between Bükk NP and the Tisza river.  Along southern W-E dirt road. All three black tern species.

 

 
Borsod Mezoseg. Isolated tree clusters in large hay fields. Imperial Eagle.

 

 
Borsod Mezoseg, northern part near Mezöcsat. Red-footed Falcon colony here.

 


Border area of Hortobagy NP, along road to Nagyivan. Roller, Red-footed Falcon, black terns.

 

 
Halasto fish ponds Hortobagy NP. View from SE tower. Distant views of herons etc.

 


Halasto fish ponds, from mid-western tower along old mini railway. 
Pygmy Cormorant, Little Bittern, Savi's Warbler.

 


Same tower. Bearded Tit.

 

 
Northernmost part of Hortobagy NP, middle tower along W-E road. Summering Cranes.
Lesser Grey Shrike not far from here.

 

 
Zemplen hills, from Regec fortress ruin, with Regec below. Said to be raptor watch point.

 

 
Poster: 4000 euro fine for killing Imperial Eagle or Saker Falcon.

 


Bodrogköz floodplains east of Zemplen hills. Southern part, near Zalkod.

 


Bodrogköz near Viss. Our picnic site with Red-backed Shrike, River Warbler, Syrian Woodpecker.

 


Bodrogköz floodplain near Tokaj (Timar). Bittern calling.