THE SUMMUM OF EASTERN EUROPE
FROM 4 TO 11 JUNE 2022
WITH OUR GUIDE ANDIUS TEIJGELER, REGISTER NOW!
Hoopo, European bee-eater,
Two Red-legged Falcon tower huts different huts in the forest and on the Puszta in front
6 nights and 5 full and two partial photo days.
Flying on Budapest
AN IDEAL PHOTO TOUR FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EAST EUROPEAN SPECIES
The birdlife on the Puszta in Hungary is very rich. Large open plains with old farms are typical for the landscape, in which at some spots concentrations are of Red-Footed Falcons. Just in these locations our local partner has two tower-hides to photograph these beautiful birds during the breeding period. In the nest boxes, hanging at the same hight, the Red-Footed Falcons are breeding. It offers opportunities to photograph them in flight, to photograph the mating and the handover of prey. In the same spot Rollers and Kestrels breed. It leads to spectacular interactions between those species. A great topic to photograph as well.
On the same open plains there are also some lagoons. Water levels fluctuate based on the rain and other weather conditions. At one of these lagoons a hide has been made to photograph Black Stork, Night Heron, Great and Little Egret. Regularly they do get close to the hide. From time to time also the Common Crane shows up. An even less regular visitor, but even more spectacular is the White Tailed Eagle.
In addition drinking hides in the woods offer the opportunity to photograph Syberian Woodpecker, Golden Oriole and many other birds typical for the Hungarian Woods. One of those hides is also a tower-hide, where birds are attracted by playing sounds.
THE PHOTO HIDES
The cabins have been placed with great care in the very best places and most cabins have air conditioning for your comfort. In addition, the cabins have mirror glass to ensure that we do not disturb the birds. And of course comfortable chairs to photograph in a relaxed way.
MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES AT THE HIDES
You will experience a real Puszta experience in the photo huts where you can photograph the Scharelaar, the Bee-eater and the Hop. Different huts are used depending on the breeding period of those birds. Success cannot be guaranteed because the brooding fluctuates every year, both in time and in place. Our local partner will of course do its utmost to maximize the opportunities.
We stay in a beautiful and luxurious lodge. You can choose to share a room or pay extra for a single room. The rooms are spacious and air-conditioned. The bathroom is nice and comfortable. New towels are offered every few days. The lodge has a communal dining room. From the terrace you can view the Puzsta and the accompanying bird life.
PERIOD FROM 4 TO 10 JUNE 2021
WITH ANDIUS TEIJGELER
arrival in Budapest, transfer to the lodge and in case we arrive timely first session in hides.
DAY 2 TO DAY 5:
Early wake unto go to the hides for photography. On some days you return to the lodge for a midday break. Most days we do stay though full day in the hide.
If still time a hide session, followed by a transfer to the airport and flights home.
On this trip, depending on the week you choose, you will be accompanied by one of the Wildpix guides,
who will also give you tips and tricks.
This trip are accompanied by Wildpix guide and enthusiastic nature photographer Andius Teijgeler. He will arrange all practical matters for everyone. In case you have photographic questions you can raise them with him and your fellow photographers.
FLIGHTS AND TRANSPORT
Because we normally have a mix of Dutch and Belgian travellers, we deliberately offer this trip exclusive flights. This is for practical reasons so that everyone can choose how and when they want to travel. Of course we will give advice as soon as the groups are formed, so that we can perhaps still leave as a group. But in any case there is a final appointment at the airport.
Its is relatively cheap to fly with WizzAir from Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Maastricht or Charleroi (BE) to Budapest Airport (Hungary). From our experience is that the best connection, fast and (important!) without expensive weight limitation for your material. On site, all trips are included and arranged.
Very good quality quality lodge with all modern comforts. Full Board and WiFi available.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
Mimimum 6 persons and maximum 10 plus guide
Price per person: Euro 1645,00 (exclusive flights, inclusive the lodge)
Extra 1 person per room: tbd
DATE 2021: 4-11 JUNE 2022
WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL MY JOURNEY?
CANCELLATION COSTS: WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND THAT YOU MAKE GOOD TRAVEL INSURANCE
% ON THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE TRIP
5 TO 3 MONTHS FOR DEPARTURE 25%
3 TO 2 MONTHS FOR DEPARTURE 50%
2 TO 1 MONTH FOR DEPARTURE 80%
1 MONTH TO 1 DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE. 100%