Wildlife of Hungary

Bird watching short break to Hungary

Hungary is a great place for birding. This short four-day break to the Bükk National Parkoffers some fanastic forest birdwatching. “Pre-breakfast walk at nearby lake with target bird species including Black and Grey Headed Woodpecker, red backed Shrike, and Barred Warbler. Full day in the Bukk National Park. Target species will include White Backed Woodpecker, Red Breasted and Collared Flycatcher, Honey Buzzard and Short Toed Eagle.” 

Geography of Hungary (Wikipedia)

Slightly more than one half of Hungary’s landscape consists of flat to rolling plains of the Pannonian Basin: the most important plain regions include the Little Hungarian Plain in the west, and the Great Hungarian Plain in the southeast. The highest elevation above sea level on the latter is only 183 metres.

Transdanubia is a primarily hilly region with a terrain varied by low mountains. These include the very eastern stretch of the Alps, Alpokalja, in the west of the country, the Transdanubian Medium Mountains, in the central region of Transdanubia, and the Mecsek Mountains and Villány Mountains in the south. The highest point of the area is the Írott-k? in the Alps, at 882 metres.

The highest mountains of the country are located in the Carpathians: these lie in the northern parts, in a wide band along the Slovakian border (highest point: the Kékes at 1,014 m (3327 ft)).

List of national parks of Hungary

Hungary has 10 national parks, 145 minor nature reserves and 35 landscape protection areas. The Aggtelek and Hortobágy National Parks are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Hortobágy is Hungary’s largest protected area, and the largest natural grassland in Europe.

Books

The Nature Guide to the Hortobagy and Tisza River Floodplain, Hungary

Central and Eastern European Wildlife (Bradt Travel Guide) – A lovely little guide

The Birds of Hungary

Nature holidays in Hungary

Wildlife holidays in Hungary

Birdwatching, bat-watching and Wildlife Holidays in Hungary