Pusztaszer Landscape Protection Area is one of the largest landscape protection areas in Hungary. It has a diverse landscape architecture and comprises the right hand side floodplain of Tisza and the former floodplain area beyond the embankments. Two of the most famous sodic lakes in the territory are the Büdös-szék and the Vesszős-szék areas. They both have a rich bird and wildlife and during the migration period they are very important resting places for migrating birds.
You can get there by car or bike and take a walk on the dirt roads.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Plain, Lake, Mud flats, Grassland
ConditionsFlat, Open landscape
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonSpring, Autumn
Best time to visitSpring migration
RoutePaved road, Unpaved road
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Accessible byBicycle, Car, Foot
Birdwatching hide / platformYes
After the Fehér Lake outside Szeged had been converted into a fish pond, the natural sodic character had best been preserved by the about 60 hectare Büdös-szék. Thus the lake – and the puszta around it – have taken the former ecological role of the Fehér Lake. The shallow water sodic lake – part and parcel of the most beautiful sodic land of the nature conservation area – becomes completely dry in years of drought.