Wednesday August 26th to September 2nd (provisional dates)
Our WBC party will be collected from Budapest Airport and taken to the 4-Star Hotel Villa Völgy in Eger, situated in the Szepasszonyvolgy (Valley of Beautiful Women), where we will stay on a B & B basis. Guided, daily excursions from here by minibus will take us to some amazing bird-rich sites in this region.
This is one of Europe’s greatest locations with egrets, herons and wetland birds everywhere and easily viewable. A guide from the National Park will take us to view Great Bustard and Aquatic Warbler.
The lake is excellent for marsh terns, Pygmy Cormorant and a variety of herons and egrets. The scrub at the side of the lake contains Red Backed Shrike (very common), River Warbler, etc.
These border the hotel and consist of large areas of broadleaf woodland, vineyards and several lakes. Collared Flycatcher, Wood Warbler and Hawfinch are abundant. Areas of old Beech forest have Red Breasted Flycatcher, White-backed Woodpecker and Ural Owl. Lesser-spotted, Middle-spotted, Syrian, Grey-headed and Black Woodpeckers are all common and widely distributed in the forest.
Bodrogzug and Tisza Floodplains
Saker Falcon will be our target bird, but the area is excellent for Corncrake, Little Crake, Black Kite, Black Stork, and Icterine Warbler. Immature White-tailed Sea Eagles and Ospreys are common on passage.
Price: Approx. £950 per person (£65 single room supplement), for flights, accommodation (B & B), transport, guide and transport to and from the airport (a more accurate price will be announced once we know the cost of flights).
Please register your interest with Kathy (01986 893311) as soon as possible. We have made reservations for 16 WBC members and places will be allocated on payment of a £350 deposit on a first come first served basis. The event is likely to be oversubscribed, so please get your deposits in early to avoid disappointment. A full itinerary will be forwarded to interested parties once bookings have been confirmed.