Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Holiday Details
Join NaturesLens on the Steppe Birds of Hungary, an exciting photography excursion suited to wildlife enthusiasts, photographing the diverse bird species that inhabit the Tisza Valley in Hungary. With a wide selection of hides designed & built to provide optimal opportunities throughout the area at our disposal, we will provide you with some of the best bird photography opportunities possible, capturing them in flight, within their habitats & interacting with one another.
The Tisza River, being the second largest river in Hungary is the green ‘heart’ of the region where 3 large geographical zones meet from the West the Danube-Tisza Interfluve area dominated by sand; from the South soda areas still home to some very important natural bird habitats; & the Tisza-Valley itself bordering the area from East &, as still an unregulated floodplain reaching an area of 4,5 km2, a wetland of huge importance & part of the Kiskunság National Park.
The hides are designed & built to provide optimal opportunities in terms of light, background, & distance for a wide range of iconic species including Red-footed Falcon, Kestrel, Roller, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Lesser Grey Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, Middle-spotted Woodpecker, Hawfinch, Spoonbill, Black-necked Grebe, Little Grebe, Garganey, Ferruginous duck, Kingfisher, & more.
The freedom we provide with the times of day for photography is important, as many of these bird species are very wary & cautious around humans, & it may therefore be necessary to arrive under the cover of darkness. It will also be advisable to approach slowly, & keep noise at a minimum whilst in the hides so as not to startle the birds, as well as to optimise your chances of photographing the birds whilst they are unaware of your presence.
The weather can vary between different times of day in this region at this time of year, so we advise that you bring layers & prepare for somewhat unpredictable weather conditions. Join NaturesLens for a wildlife photography experience you will never forget.
Photographable Species: bee-eater, black-necked grebe, common kestrel, hoopoe, kestrel, kingfisher, lesser grey shrike, little grebe, middle-spotted woodpecker, red-backed shrike, red-footed falcon, roller, scops owl, spoonbill
Steppe Birds of Hungary Photography Holiday Availability
SPACES AVAILABLE – YOU CAN HOLD A PLACE WITH A DEPOSIT OF £440 – THE BALANCE IS DUE 90 DAYS BEFORE THE HOLIDAY COMMENCES
We recommend that you dress up warmly for the early mornings – it can get quite cold sitting in the hide in the early hours. Wearing layers is advisable so that they may be shed at a later stage where necessary.
- Warm fleece for early mornings and once the sun has set.
- Clothing for hide work should be camouflage or neutral browns & greens.
- Water bottle or flask for tea & coffee.
- Digital camera body.
- Macro Lenses.
- Lenses in the range 70mm – 200mm.
- Lenses with f2.8 will give the best light capture & speed of focussing.
- Spare memory cards.
- Spare battery.
- Battery charger.
- Lens cleaning cloth.
- Laptop or another type of storage device – we will be shooting lots of images.
Additional NotesThe residential workshop itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
NaturesLens residential workshops require a minimum number of participants, if sufficient residential workshop places are not sold the residential workshop may not be run, this residential workshop has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.