Borsodi Mezőségi National Park

Nord-East Hungary  >  Hungary

Borsodi-Mezöség is the largest alkaline marshland complex on the right bank of the River Tisza.

Added by Ruben Vermeer


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 Habitat

Scattered trees and bushes, Wetland, Grassland, Plain, Steppe, Reedbeds, Agriculture


Flat, Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Summer, Autumn, Spring, All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration, Summer


Unpaved road, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Borsodi-Mezoseg is also known as Little Hortobagy. But the area is still huge with its 30,000 hectares.

Birdingplaces Near

Bukk forest and Hortobagy are within a 30 minute drive.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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