Due to the currency devaluation following Brexit overseas foreign tours are being curtailed in 2017. These shall hopefully resume as soon as our currency recovers.
Experience ‘real’ bird photography on this very, very special and exclusive trip to Hungary!
David Plummer, in collaboration with the Kiskunsag National Park, has gained special access for the duration of the stay to this, an entirely new, wildlife hotspot in Eastern Europe. At this time of year thousands of migrating birds are either passing through or stopping to breed in the rich tapestry of habitats from marshland to woodland to grassland of this little visited National Park just 90km south of Budapest. Thousands of waders stop to feed or drink just feet from the hides. Alongside them white-tailed eagles come down to consume stranded fish or, in the woodlands, woodpeckers fly for their lives as goshawks bank through the clearings.
A new feature and target species on this tour is the brown hare. We are now setting up mobile hides at dawn and dusk in key locations for this usually difficult species with astounding results. Hares have been coming so close to the hides that sometimes photographers are having difficulty focusing on them! There is also the occasional roe deer in the background too.
With a maximum of 6 people we have use of at least 6 hides including waterside hides, drinking pool hides as well as hides for bee-eaters or woodpeckers, and a tower hide for a colony of red-footed falcons. Most hides are mobile to allow optimum positioning for the conditions or birds’ behaviour.
You will be able to photograph birds that are extremely difficult to get close to in the UK, such as Hawfinch, as well as birds that do not occur in the UK.
Full photographic instruction will be given, along with presentations on how to improve your technique or composition. You will potentially learn a huge amount from this unique opportunity in an area where you will probably not see any other tourists for the duration of your stay.
Please be aware, this excursion involves early mornings and possibly two or three hours mild discomfort in the bird hides. The results, however, are truly astounding and make any discomfort worthwhile!
The tour price includes food, accommodation and transport. Accommodation is in a simple National Park education centre just a few minutes’ walk from one of the hides. Packed breakfasts will be provided at the hides. Evening meals will be taken at the local village restaurant.
Dates and prices
30th May – 5th June 2016 (incl) 6 nights, 7 days
Price (land-only) is £1595 per person, plus £150 single supplement (if applicable).
Place is secured with a £400 deposit per person
Price does not include flights.
Please contact me to book or for further information: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07957 484 737 or 01273 494 753 to book your place.