In Borsodi-Mezöség the main wetland types, still preserved in good, natural conditions, are permanent and intermittent marshes, hayfields and wet meadows which form a mosaic vegetation pattern with arid vegetation habitats (such as steppe grasslands on loess and sandy soil). The site provides important staging habitats and water bodies for migratory birds including the Common Crane, while a large number of threatened waterbirds nest there. But also top species like Imperial Eagle, Saker Falcon, Great Bustard, European Roller and Red-footed Falcon occur here.
Because of the large scale the area is best explored by car. Almost no tarmac in de park. After heavy rain it can be muddy on the dirt roads.
Terrain and HabitatScattered trees and bushes, Wetland, Grassland, Plain, Steppe, Reedbeds, Agriculture
ConditionsFlat, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSummer, Autumn, Spring, All year round
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration, Summer
RouteUnpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byBicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
Borsodi-Mezoseg is also known as Little Hortobagy. But the area is still huge with its 30,000 hectares.
Bukk forest and Hortobagy are within a 30 minute drive.