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TOURS-KONDOR EcoLodge
Wildlife & Photography Centre
Kiskunság National Park, Hungary


Garden, pond, feeders & hides

THE GARDEN

We are located just a stone-through away from the Westernmost edge of the short-grassed, Asiatic steppe, locally called "Puszta". Our lush garden covers 6000 square meters, bordered by forest and open area. Our various trees provide not just shade, but very important feeding and nesting area for several local bird species including Eurasian Golden Oriole, Eurasian Hoopoe, Common and Black Redstart,  Tree Sparrow, Common Cuckoo, Long-tailed Tit Northern white-faced form, Hawfinch, Winter Wren, Nuthatch, Spotted Flycatcher, Mistle Thrush, Short-toed Treecreeper, Lesser Spotted -, Middle Spotted, Great Spotted and sometimes even Black Woodpecker and Wryneck is around as well.  Beside the regular Sparrowhawk sometimes Honey Buzzard visits as well and during the evenings either Scops Owls or Tawny Owl can be heard. Little and Long-eared Owls can be in a walking distance as well.

More details re Bird Species in the Garden and in the Kiskunság National Park 

Reptile species represented by Green Lizard, Sand Lizard and Grass Snake. But with different walks you have a chance for Smooth Snake, Aesculapian Snake and Pond Terrapin/European Pond Turtle as well. 

We also have some Mammals like Eastern Hedgehog, European Mole, Common Shrew or Red Squirrel in the garden, sometimes even Red Fox or Roe Deer pays a visit. During the evenings a few Bat species can be detected as well. Eurasian Souslik or Ground Squirrel colony is in walking distance, Brown Hare is also common.

Other species which possible in the Kiskunság National Park include Wildboar, Badger, Otter, Hermin, Stout, Wisel, Eversman's Polecat, Golden Jackal, Eurasian Harvest Mouse.

Please click on the following relevant link for more details regarding

Butterfly species in the Kiskunság,

Moth species in the Kiskunság,

Dragonflies in the Kiskunság

Other Invertebrates in the Kiskunság

Wildflowers in Kiskunság National Park

 THE POND

At a hidden corner of our area we created a nice pond several years ago which has developed into an amazing micro-habitat full with unique plants, insects and frequented by birds and even mammals. During Spring and Summer Nightjar comes to drink at dusk in front of our hide. The water attracts several Amphibians so Tree Frog, Edible Frog, Spadefoot, Green Toad, Fire-bellied Toad are quite common. Each Spring a great variety of Dragonfly species emerge from the pond ranging from Scarlet Darter through Black-tailed Skimmer till Emerald Dragonfly.

FEEDERS & NESTBOXES

With the help of our Czech friends and the Kiskunsag National Park we put out several hundreds of different types of nestboxes for Rollers, Scops Owls, Little Owls, Hoopoes; nesting platforms for Saker Falcon, Red-footed Falcon and Imperial Eagle. Some of these nestboxes are in our garden, however there are many natural nests as wel even above or in front of your room door! We also use some small and a few large feeders which are popular throughout the year, frequented by different species, offering great photography possibilities for amateurs and professionals as well. 

THE HIDES 

We have fixed and portable hides which offer excellent wildlife watching or photography opportunities. Our Drinking & Feeding Station Hide is between 2 ponds with feeders around, so there is always something to see or photograph. Please visit the photogallery with pics made from our specially designed hide. If you interested in more details of Bird Photography we can offer, please visit the following site: Hide Photography