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.
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 HabitatWetland, Steppe, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Reedbeds
ConditionsFlat, Open landscape, No shadow
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring migration, Spring, Autumn migration
RoutePaved road, Wide path
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
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.