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We are in the middle of the Crane season, so far about 50-60.000 European Common Cranes are around the Hortobagy National Park, which is their major stopover en route to their wintering grounds toward Central Africa.

By my opinion the annual crane migration of October and the rut of Red Deers in September are the two major highlights of the hungarian wildlife, in general. Hundreds of foreign birdwatchers are here to see them, just like hunters do for the deers.

One of my bigest dream is to follow the Cranes to the "Sudd" of Southern Sudan, where they overwintering together with Demoiselle's Cranes. One of my favourite childhood reading was the excellent work, "With migratory birds to Africa", written by the swedish Bengt Berg around the 30's. He also published hundreds of amazing, still spectacular B&W photos about this magnificent natural opus.

Of course this time of the year is also excellent to observe other magnificent birds, incl. Great Bustard, Imperial Eagle, Sakr, Stone Curlew, Dotterel, Long-eared Owls, Barn Owl, to mention a few, and also you can see such insect-rarities like Fisher's Estuarin Moth, or Banded Darter.

Here are some pictures taken with staff photographer Laci Novák from the last year! And what about this year regarding pictures??? Its far better! But we all need surprises! :))

More about our crane tours!

(17, October, 2009)

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