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 HabitatPlain, Steppe, Lake
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn
Best time to visitSpring migration, Autumn migration
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byCar, Foot
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
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/