Eagle Day at Hortobágy

On Hortobágy Eagle Day, organisers welcome visitors for a morning eagle ambush tour.

The highly protected bald eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is the largest bird of prey that nests in Hungary. The wingspan can exceed 2 metres and the weight of the egg can reach 4-5 kg. Hortobágy is also important for golden eagles wintering in the Carpathian Basin, so in winter the domestic nesting stock is enriched with wintering specimens coming from the north and northeast.

The walking tour takes visitors to places where eagles are most likely to be seen during the day, with a pair of binoculars, can observe the eagles and with a bit of luck get a brief insight into their behaviour and feeding habits. Visitors can of course also learn about the winter wildlife in the ponds.

Suitable clothing, waterproof shoes and binoculars are recommended.
Meeting time: 9.50 a.m.,  the Fisherman’s Tavern, Hortobágy-Fish pond
Programme duration: 10.00 a-m.-1.30 p.m.
Distance: approx. 6 km
Participation fee: HUF 2800/adult, HUF 2000/child and pensioner, HUF 6200/family (2 adults, 1 or 2 children)

Date: 24 February, 9.50 a.m.
Location: Hortobágy-Halastó

Source: Programturizmus