Hortobágy - Halastó Nature Trail

Province Debrecen  >  Hungary

Halastó is a Ramsar site maintaining breeding and migrating waterfowl populations of outstanding importance.

Added* by Michael Taurus
Most recent update 11 March 2021


Its birdlife, including breeding and migrating species, is particularly valuable. In the last 35 years, nearly 300 species have been observed here, which makes the area one of the most important bird habitats in Central Europe.

Very nice observations possible. Bluethroat at the entrance, a bunch of Bearded Tit at the end of the walk. The birdlist provides a list of species that has been observed by us.

We had no luck with Aquatic Warbler, Menetries's Warbler and Glossy Ibis, but should be possible in the area.



Turn to Hortobágy-Halastó on the mainroad 33 close to the 67th milestone and drive until the Halászbárka Information Centre.

On the road look out for Common Crane, White Stork, Black Stork and Red-footed Falcon

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Scattered trees and bushes , Lake , Grassland


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform


View other birding spots in the area that are published on Birdingplaces


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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