The DVD introduces you to the best birdwatching sites in Hungary and shows you many of the country's most exciting birds and provides a real ‘feel’ for what it’s like to go there.
This DVD introduces you to the best birding sites in Hungary and shows you many of the country's most exciting birds.
British birder Dave Gosney takes you to areas of plains such as The Hortobagy, several of Hungary's fabulous fishpond systems, and the best wooded areas of Zemplen and Bukk in search of birds such as Imperial Eagle, Ural Owl, Saker Falcon, Red-footed Falcon, Great Bustard, White-backed Woodpecker, Long-legged Buzzard, Ferruginous Duck, Golden Oriole, Roller, River Warbler and many more, including a couple of unexpected rarities.
Learn about the sites – find out what it's really like to go birding in 15 sites; get an idea of what birds you might see and how close you could get to them.
Enjoy the birds – sit back and enjoy footage of over a hundred species, including some at exceptionally close-range, all filmed using high-definition digital video cameras.
Helpful tips – find out more about the sites and their birds, including hints on how to find birds such as Marsh Warbler, Penduline Tit, Black Woodpecker and Collared Flycatcher by their songs or calls.
This DVD has been produced in conjunction with a book of the same title so it's easy to find out all you need about every site in the film. The DVD is ideal for showing you each place and its birds and the book is perfect for giving you lots more information, including detailed maps, in a portable format – together they make the complete guide.
Total running time: 73 minutes
The book describes many sites where some excellent birds can be found in Hungary, including Saker Falcon, Imperial, Short-toed, White-tailed, Booted and Lesser Spotted Eagles, Long-legged Buzzard, Aquatic Warbler, Baillon's Crake, Collared Pratincole, Short-toed Lark, Pygmy Cormorant, Glossy Ibis, Common Crane, Hazelhen, Ural Owl, Lesser Grey Shrike, White-backed Woodpecker, Whiskered Tern, White-winged Black Tern, Red-necked Grebe, Red-crested Pochard, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Tawny Pipit, River Warbler, Ferruginous Duck, Little Bittern, Night Heron and Squacco Heron along with numerous Great Bustards and Red-footed Falcons.
This book features the following sites: Kisbalaton and the Boglarlelle fishponds, Csakvar and Lake Velence, Ocsa, Tatai-to/Oreg-to, Wooded Hills in Northern Hungary, Aggtelek, The Hortobagy, The Hortobagy-Halasto fishponds, Biharugra, Kardoskut feherto, Peteri-to, Casj-to, Szeged fishponds and Martelyi-Saser.
Compared to other publications covering the same area, this one:
* Has maps which are exactly to scale - if the map suggests it’s 500 metres, that’s how far it will be
* Highlights the best areas only and summarises the key attraction in the first paragraph so you can easily decide whether to read on
* Has a map on the inside cover which serves as an index so you can easily find any site in the book
* Is light and portable