Central and Eastern Europe are quite simply superb for birds and birdwatchers. There are plenty of 'eastern' specialties that rarely, if ever, venture into the western regions of the continent; in fact, many species are far more abundant and easier to find in the east, no doubt due to its lack of development compared to the more affluent west.
The likes of Pygmy Cormorant, Ferruginous Duck, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Saker Falcon, Little Crake, Syrian and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, River Warbler and Lesser Grey Shrike are some of the species that come to mind. Other more widespread but no less spectacular birds include Golden Eagle, Great Bustard, Common Crane, Eurasian and Little Bitterns, Black Woodpecker and the beautiful Bluethroat.
We will stay in small guesthouses in good birding locations throughout this tour, and food will always consist of local cuisine. Several of the areas we visit are also wine-growing regions and we will no doubt sample a few!
Day 1: Vienna to Alpine Foothills.
Day 2: Alpine Foothills.
Day 3: Alpine Foothills to Trebon, the Czech Republic.
Day 4: Trebon.
Day 5: Trebon to Mikulov.
Day 6: Mikulov.
Day 7: Mikulov to Tata, Hungary.
Day 8: Tata to Hortobagy NP.
Days 9 & 10: June Hortobagy NP.
Day 11: Hortobagy to Hansag, Hungary.
Day 12: Hansag.
Day 13: Hansag to Vienna, Austria.
Central & Eastern Europe: 27 May - 08 Jun 2012 (13 days):
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