Birding and Nature Holidays
Lying on the northern border of the Hortobágy National Park and close to the many great birding sites this is an ideal place: this is where the Hortobágy really begins.
We've created a superb base to discover the Hortobágy: actually this is where the Hortobágy begins, just outside your window!
On our 4-hectare premises we operate a visitor centre and accommodation and cater for both day visitors and overnight guests. We have three buildings, two of which are real eco-buildings having been constructed from straw bales, to-date the biggest of its kind in the country. These buildings house a 50 person conference/exhibition area and a dining area with related facilities. The buildings are complete with a big terrace overlooking the adjacent puszta-soda lake habitat. The national park sneaks into the garden with all its creatures: we have had some amazing birds in the garden including Avocets, Stilts, Spoonbills and (at times) Black Storks... In fact we have the biggest garden list in the country.
To be a real eco-lodge besides green architecture we use solar power, recycle and compost, and heat with agricultural by-products. Foods are sourced locally and we use local businesses as our partners. We are also involved in conservation and have carried out several habitat restoration projects. If you want to find out about it more, please click here.
We have up-to-date knowledge of the Hortobágy area. We welcome both independent visitors and also organised groups. The Hortobágy can be combined into several itineraries and you can spend here three full days easily.Ideal times to visit would be spring: May - June when all breeding birds are present and active, or Autumn when migration is well under way, Cranes are present from September but numbers are highest in mid October (130 000): something not to be missed or a bit later for the masses of Geese.
Why the Hortobágy?
- The first and biggest National Park in Hungary
- One of the country’s eight World Heritage sites
- One of the five biosphere reserves in Hungary
- One of the 28 RAMSAR sites in Hungary
- Holder of the EU’s EDEN - European Destinations of Excellence - award
- One of the world’s 22 dark sky parks and one of the two such parks in Hungary
- More than 340 species of birds on the list
- More than 130 000 cranes in autumn...
Why Bíbic Nature Lodge?
For Nature Lovers
To get the most of your visit to the Hortobágy we offer guided walks and trips. All guides are skilled experienced and approved and licensed by the national park, speak English and have an extensive local knowledge.They are available either for your entire stay or just for part of it. Guiding is organised through Sakertours and advance booking is essential