Lake Feher of Kardoskut

Del Alfold  >  Hungary

The sodic lake Fehér of Kardoskút covers almost 80 hectares Sodium lake. With the surrounding steppe it's a great place for birding.

Added* by Adam Kaczko
Most recent update 12 February 2020


The sodic lake Fehér of Kardoskút was formed from the riverbed of ancient Maros, covers almost 80 hectares and is surrounded by an alkaline grassland more than 8000 hectares. Naturalness of the ancient grassland is secured by grazing with sheep and cattles. You can see many geese, waders and Common Crane here.

One of the attractions at Fehér-tó of Kardoskút is the spring migration of Whimbrel. Another great gathering appears in autumn, when thousands of Northern Lapwing come together as water level decreases in the lakebed by the end of summer. Not only individuals of European Golden Plover can show up in the crowd but also a critically endangered species of Middle-Asia and Southwestern Siberia can be observed almost every year, namely Sociable Lapwing.

Other special birds you can see here: Black-winged Pratincole, Citrine Wagtail, Terek Sandpiper, Caspian Plover.



By car and walking

Terrain and Habitat

Plain , Steppe , Lake



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Autumn

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Car , Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Lake Fehér is a strictly protected area, entry allowed only with permission and guidance. So you need a permit to visit the area. For more info see: http://www.feher-to.hu/index.php/en/

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