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Fertö-Hanság National Park - Meksikópuszta

Györ-Moson-Sopron  >  Hungary

This route offers different habitats ranging from steppe grassland to open water and thus a wide variety of bird species.

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Description

Meksikópuszta is located in the Fertő-Hanság National Park in North-West Hungary at the south-eastern edge of Lake Neusiedl (HU: Fertő tó). Though relatively small, it comprises a variety of landscapes from lake shore and reed belts to the typical Hungarian puszta (Pannonian steppes). The birds you can encounter here include several species of geese and ducks e.g., Greylag Goose, Garganey, Northern Shoveler, Red-crested Pochard, Ferruginous Duck; waders such as Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Avocet, Common Greenshank, Common Redshank, Spotted Redshank, Little Ringed Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit; reed warblers; herons; raptors including Marsh Harrier, White-tailed Eagle, Eurasian Hobby, Peregrine Falcon; European Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Red-backed Shrike and Western Yellow Wagtail are regularly seen in spring and summer and occasionally Whinchat and European Stonechat can be spotted. Ruddy Turnstone, Red Knot and Sanderling are among rarities that can be encountered in autumn.

Details

Access

It takes about 2,5 hours by car from Budapest but it is merely a 40 min drive from the birdingplaces in neighbouring Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park in Austria.

Terrain and Habitat

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

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape, No shadow

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Spring, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

The southern part of the route follows a path along a small channel and contains 2 small lookout platforms.  Another platform is located next to the 8521 road. Unfortunately there is no footpath along the road but usually there is not much traffic so it is safe to walk or ride a bike.

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

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Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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