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Lake Fehér-tó

South part of Kiskunsagi National Park  >  Hungary

Lake Fehér is Hungary's largest saltwater lake.. The reconstruction of former fish ponds outside the city of Szeged resulted in a large and birdrich wetland.

Added by Tamas Vass

Description

Lake Fehér is is a part of Kiskunság National Park, and covers an area of 14 square kilometres. Lake Fehér is Hungary's largest saltwater lake. It is carefully protected because it is home to 280 species of bird. The classic sodic lake environment has disappeared and its place has been taken by the characteristic wildlife of fishponds and their reedbeds. Despite the changes, the lakes still attract many birds. Fehér-tó is a fishpond system and it has a rich bird and wildlife and during the migration period it is a very important resting places for migrating birds. During the migration season, crowds of Common Crane, geese, and ducks are visible on Lake Fehér. Most of Hungary’s heron species breed in the bigger reed-islands of the area. The dense reedbeds offer excellent conditions for Reed Bunting and Bearded Tit. They can be found in the reedbeds of Lake Fehér the whole year. Great Reed Warbler , Reed WarblerSedge WarblerSavi's Warbler and Moustached Warbler stay in the area merely in the breeding period.

Details

Access

You can easily drive there by car and park close to the lake system.  It is worth walking along the Gull study trail including the Beretzk outlook, which is a great place for observing the bird population of Fehért-tó, especially the gull colony of the Korom island. The almost two-kilometer long tour can be visited only with guides. 

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration, Autumn migration

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Links

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

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

Comments

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