Oriole Lodge

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Country: Hungary

Region: Great Hungarian Plain

We speak: English, Español, Magyar

Location: Oriole Lodge is located in the Great Hungarian Plain, on the right side of the Tisza River in Tiszaalpár village, just next to Kiskunság National Park. Due to its special location at the meeting point of the Tisza valley and Danube-Tisza Interfluve Tiszaalpar is one of the country’s unique biodiversity „hot-spots”. The lodge itself is found at the northern edge of the village surrounded by natural wetland areas. We are an easy 1½ hr drive from Budapest. Oriole Lodge’s central location allows few hours access to other well known and famous birdwatching areas of Hungary such as the Hortobagy National Park and Bükk Mountains that are less than two hours away.

Services: Oriole Lodge offers excellent birdwatching at any time of the year. There are many types of habitats within an easy driving distance of the Lodge including wetlands, floodplain, gallery forests, sodic lakes, marshes, dry sandy grasslands and woodlands, thus ensuring access to a great variety of birds, such as Great Bustards, Cranes, Dotterels, Terns, Ducks, Grebes, all heron species, Spoonbills, Woodpeckers, Golden Orioles, Bee-eaters, Rollers, Black Storks and Red-footed Falcons, while Saker, Imperial Eagle and Ural Owl are among notable local raptors. Few minutes drive from the Lodge there are cca. 10 purpose built bird photography hides in different habitats. During a week-long trip cca. 50-55 species are possible to take pictures of. For anyone who wants a guided tour Ecotours Wildlife Holidays offers professional guides. Around the lodge, most guests will be met by Istvan Bartol himself, an excellent, experienced bird guide speaking English, Spanish and Serbian, available at any time.

Guestrooms: The lodge is a recently renovated old country house with 7 rooms, all with ensuite facilities. The building was refurbished and extended with a few rooms, but the structure of the former farmhouse with its old beams, antique windows and doors evoke the atmosphere of the traditional rural life. In the garden an attractive wooden patio can be a lovely place for outdoor dining and other events, activities. One of the highlights of the garden is the drinking pool for birds where not only birdwatchers but photographers may spend unforgettable moments. The lodge includes a fully equipped kitchen complete with refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, microwave and fully stocked cabinets with dishes, cookware and utensils. Wifi is available. In the village of Tiszaalpar you can find shopping facilities, bank, ATM, restaurant, fuel.

* Please note that the English bird names on this site follow the American terminology. If you can't find a species name, try searching by Family or latin name.
Status key: B = breeding species; RB - rare breeding; W = winter only; V - vagrant; RV = rare vagrant; TM - trans-migrant; In - introduced

Name
Status
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Name (lat)
Family
White-tailed Eagle
B
1
1
1
1
Haliaeetus albicilla Accipitridae
Imperial Eagle
RB, V
1
1
1
1
Aquila heliaca Accipitridae
Common Buzzard
B
1
1
1
1
Buteo buteo Accipitridae
Short-toed Eagle
V
0
1
1
0
Circaetus gallicus Accipitridae
Golden Eagle
RV
1
0
0
1
Aquila chrysaetos Accipitridae
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
B
1
1
1
1
Accipiter nisus Accipitridae
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier
B
1
1
1
1
Circus aeruginosus Accipitridae
Booted Eagle
RV
0
1
1
0
Aquila pennata ACCIPITRIDAE
Long-legged Buzzard
RB, RV
0
1
1
0
Buteo rufinus Accipitridae
Northern Harrier
W
1
0
0
1
Circus cyaneus Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard
RB,V
0
1
1
0
Pernis apivorus Accipitridae
Rough-legged Hawk
W
1
0
0
1
Buteo lagopus Accipitridae
Pallid Harrier
RV
1
0
1
0
Circus macrourus Accipitridae
Black Kite
B
0
1
1
0
Milvus migrans Accipitridae
Lesser Spotted Eagle
RV
0
0
1
0
Aquila pomarina Accipitridae
Montagu's Harrier
RB
0
1
1
0
Circus pygargus Accipitridae
Red Kite
V
0
1
0
0
Milvus milvus Accipitridae
Greater Spotted Eagle
V
1
0
0
1
Aquila clanga Accipitridae
Northern Goshawk
B
1
1
1
1
Accipiter gentilis Accipitridae
Sedge Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Acrocephalidae
Marsh Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus palustris Acrocephalidae
Eurasian Reed-Warbler
B
0
1
1
0
Acrocephalus scirpaceus Acrocephalidae
Great Reed-Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Acrocephalus arundinaceus Acrocephalidae
Icterine Warbler
B
1
0
1
0
Hippolais icterina Acrocephalidae
Long-tailed Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Aegithalos caudatus Aegithalidae
Sky Lark
B
1
1
1
0
Alauda arvensis Alaudidae
Crested Lark
B,W
1
1
1
1
Galerida cristata Alaudidae
Wood Lark
B
1
1
1
0
Lullula arborea Alaudidae
Common Kingfisher
B,V
1
1
1
1
Alcedo atthis Alcedinidae
Common Pochard
B
1
1
1
1
Aythya ferina Anatidae
Tundra Swan
RV
0
0
0
1
Cygnus columbianus Anatidae
Gadwall
B
1
1
1
1
Anas strepera Anatidae
Common Merganser
V
0
0
0
1
Mergus merganser Anatidae
Barnacle Goose
V
1
0
1
0
Branta leucopsis Anatidae
Ferruginous Duck
B
1
1
1
0
Aythya nyroca Anatidae
Whooper Swan
RV
0
0
0
1
Cygnus cygnus Anatidae
Mallard
B
1
1
1
1
Anas platyrhynchos Anatidae
Red-breasted Goose
V,W
1
0
0
1
Branta ruficollis Anatidae
Tufted Duck
W
1
0
0
0
Aythya fuligula Anatidae
Greater White-fronted Goose
W
1
0
1
1
Anser albifrons Anatidae
Northern Pintail
V
1
0
0
1
Anas acuta Anatidae
Brant
V
1
0
1
0
Branta bernicla Anatidae
Greater Scaup
RV
0
0
0
1
Aythya marila Anatidae
Lesser White-fronted Goose
RV
1
0
1
1
Anser erythropus Anatidae
Northern Shoveler
B
1
1
1
1
Anas clypeata Anatidae
Eurasian Wigeon
W
1
0
1
1
Anas penelope Anatidae
Long-tailed Duck
RV
1
0
0
1
Clangula hyemalis Anatidae
Taiga Bean-Goose
TM
1
0
1
0
Anser fabalis Anatidae
Red-crested Pochard
RV
0
1
0
0
Netta rufina Anatidae
Common Shelduck
V
1
0
0
0
Tadorna tadorna Anatidae
Common Goldeneye
W
1
0
0
1
Bucephala clangula Anatidae
Graylag Goose
B
1
1
1
1
Anser anser Anatidae
Garganey
B
1
1
0
0
Anas querquedula Anatidae
Mute Swan
B
1
1
1
1
Cygnus olor Anatidae
Green-winged Teal
W
1
0
1
1
Anas crecca Anatidae
Smew
V,RB
1
1
0
1
Mergellus albellus Anatidae
Snow Goose
RV
0
0
0
1
Anser caerulescens Anseridae
Common Swift
V
0
1
1
0
Apus apus Apodidae
Great Bittern
RB
1
1
1
1
Botaurus stellaris Ardeidae
Little Egret
B
1
1
1
0
Egretta garzetta Ardeidae
Squacco Heron
B
1
1
1
0
Ardeola ralloides Ardeidae
Great White Egret
B
1
1
1
1
Egretta alba Ardeidae
Black-crowned Night-Heron
B
1
1
1
0
Nycticorax nycticorax Ardeidae
Little Bittern
B
0
1
1
0
Ixobrychus minutus Ardeidae
Purple Heron
B
0
1
1
0
Ardea purpurea Ardeidae
Gray Heron
B
1
1
1
1
Ardea cinerea Ardeidae
Bohemian Waxwing
W
1
0
0
1
Bombycilla garrulus Bombycillidae
Eurasian Thick-knee
B
0
1
1
0
Burhinus oedicnemus Burhinidae
Snow Bunting
W
0
0
0
1
Plectrophenax nivalis Calcariidae
Eurasian Nightjar
B
0
1
1
0
Caprimulgus europaeus Caprimulgidae
Short-toed Treecreeper
B
1
1
1
1
Certhia brachydactyla Certhiidae
European Golden-Plover
RV
1
0
1
0
Pluvialis apricaria Charadriidae
Black-bellied Plover
V
1
0
1
0
Pluvialis squatarola Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing
B
1
1
1
0
Vanellus vanellus Charadriidae
Little Ringed Plover
B
1
1
1
0
Charadrius dubius Charadriidae
Common Ringed Plover
V
0
1
1
0
Charadrius hiaticula Charadriidae
Kentish Plover
RV
0
1
1
0
Charadrius alexandrinus Charadriidae
White Stork
B
0
1
1
0
Ciconia ciconia Ciconiidae
Black Stork
B
0
1
1
0
Ciconia nigra Ciconiidae
Common Wood-Pigeon
B
1
1
1
0
Columba palumbus Columbidae
Eurasian Collared-Dove
B
1
1
1
1
Streptopelia decaocto Columbidae
European Turtle-Dove
B
0
1
1
0
Streptopelia turtur Columbidae
Feral Pigeon
B
1
1
1
1
Columba livia f. domestica Columbidae
Stock Dove
W
1
0
0
1
Columba oenas Columbidae
European Roller
B
0
1
1
0
Coracias garrulus Coraciidae
Eurasian Magpie
B
1
1
1
1
Pica pica Corvidae
Eurasian Nutcracker
RV
1
0
0
1
Nucifraga caryocatactes Corvidae
Eurasian Jackdaw
B
1
1
1
1
Corvus monedula Corvidae
Rook
B,V
1
1
1
1
Corvus frugilegus Corvidae
Hooded Crow
B
1
1
1
1
Corvus corone cornix Corvidae
Common Raven
B
1
1
1
1
Corvus corax Corvidae
Eurasian Jay
B
1
1
1
1
Garrulus glandarius Corvidae
Common Cuckoo
B
0
1
1
0
Cuculus canorus Cuculidae
Corn Bunting
B, V
1
1
1
1
Emberiza calandra Emberizidae
Reed Bunting
B
1
1
1
1
Emberiza schoeniclus Emberizidae
Yellowhammer
RB
1
1
1
1
Emberiza citrinella Emberizidae
Red-footed Falcon
B
0
1
1
0
Falco vespertinus Falconidae
Eurasian Hobby
B
0
1
1
0
Falco subbuteo Falconidae
Saker Falcon
B
1
1
1
1
Falco cherrug Falconidae
Peregrine Falcon
V
1
0
1
1
Falco peregrinus Falconidae
Eurasian Kestrel
B
1
1
1
1
Falco tinnunculus Falconidae
Merlin
W
1
0
0
1
Falco columbarius Falconidae
Hawfinch
B
1
1
1
1
C. coccothraustes Fringilidae
European Goldfinch
B
1
1
1
1
Carduelis carduelis Fringillidae
Greenfinch
B
1
1
1
1
Carduelis chloris Fringillidae
Eurasian Linnet
B
1
1
1
1
Carduelis cannabina Fringillidae
Twite
W
0
0
0
1
Carduelis flavirostris Fringillidae
Common Chaffinch
B
1
1
1
1
Fringilla coelebs Fringillidae
Red Crossbill
V
0
1
1
1
Loxia curvirostra Fringillidae
Brambling
W
1
0
0
1
Fringilla montifringilla Fringillidae
Eurasian Bullfinch
W
1
0
0
1
Pyrrhula pyrrhula Fringillidae
Siskin
W
1
0
0
1
Carduelis spinus Fringillidae
European Serin
B
0
1
1
0
Serinus serinus Fringillidae
Red-throated Loon
RV
1
0
0
1
Gavia stellata Gaviidae
Arctic Loon
RV
1
0
0
1
Gavia arctica Gaviidae
Collared Pratincole
B
1
1
0
0
Glareola pratincola Glareolidae
Common Crane
V,W
1
1
1
1
Grus grus Gruidae
Eurasian Oystercatcher
RV
1
1
1
0
Haematopus ostralegus Haematopodidae
Bank Swallow
B
1
1
1
0
Riparia riparia Hirundinidae
Barn Swallow
B
1
1
1
0
Hirundo rustica Hirundinidae
Common House-Martin
B
1
1
1
0
Delichon urbicum Hirundinidae
Red-backed Shrike
B
0
1
1
0
Lanius collurio Laniidae
Lesser Gray Shrike
B
0
1
1
0
Lanius minor Laniidae
Northern Shrike
W
1
0
0
1
Lanius excubitor Laniidae
Black-headed Gull
B
1
1
1
0
Larus ridibundus Laridae
Common Tern
RB
1
1
1
0
Sterna hirundo Laridae
Mew Gull
RV
1
0
1
1
Larus canus Laridae
Whiskered Tern
B
1
1
1
0
Chlidonias hybrida Laridae
Lesser Black-backed Gull
RV
1
1
1
1
Larus fuscus Laridae
Black Tern
B
1
1
0
0
Chlidonias niger Laridae
Herring Gull
RV
1
1
1
1
Larus argentatus Laridae
Caspian Gull
B,V
1
1
1
1
Larus cachinnans Laridae
Lesser Black-backed Gull ssp.
RV
1
1
1
1
Larus f. graellsii/intermedius Laridae
White-winged Tern
B
1
1
0
0
Chlidonias leucopterus Laridae
Yellow-legged Gull
V
1
0
0
1
Larus michahellis Laridae
Mediterranean Gull
B
1
1
0
0
Larus melanocephalus Laridae
Little Gull
RV
1
0
0
0
Hydrocoloeus minutus Laridae
Common Grasshopper-Warbler
RB
0
1
1
0
Locustella naevia Locustellidae
Eurasian River Warbler
B
0
1
1
0
Locustella fluviatilis Locustellidae
Savi's Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Locustella luscinioides Locustellidae
European Bee-eater
B
0
1
1
0
Merops apiaster Meropidae
Gray Wagtail
RV
1
0
1
0
Motacilla cinerea Motacillidae
Meadow Pipit
V,W
1
0
1
1
Anthus pratensis Motacillidae
White Wagtail
B
1
1
1
0
Motacilla alba Motacillidae
Red-throated Pipit
V
1
0
1
0
Anthus cervinus Motacillidae
Water Pipit
V
1
0
1
1
Anthus spinoletta Motacillidae
Western Yellow Wagtail
B
1
1
1
0
Motacilla flava Motacillidae
Grey-headed Wagtail
RV
1
0
1
0
Motacilla flava thunbergi Motacillidae
Tawny Pipit
B
0
1
1
0
Anthus campestris Motacillidae
Black-headed Wagtail
RV
1
1
0
0
Motacilla flava feldegg Motacillidae
Tree Pipit
B
1
1
1
0
Anthus trivialis Motacillidae
Common Redstart
RB, RV
1
1
1
0
Phoenicurus phoenicurus Muscicapidae
Common Nightingale
B
1
1
1
0
Luscinia megarhynchos Muscicapidae
Whinchat
B
1
1
1
0
Saxicola rubetra Muscicapidae
Bluethroat
RB
1
1
1
0
Luscinia svecica Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher
B
0
1
1
0
Muscicapa striata Muscicapidae
Northern Wheatear
B
1
1
1
0
Oenanthe oenanthe Muscicapidae
Collared Flycatcher
RB
1
1
1
0
Ficedula albicollis Muscicapidae
European Pied Flycatcher
RV
1
0
1
0
Ficedula hypoleuca Muscicapidae
European Robin
B
1
1
1
1
Erithacus rubecula Muscicapidae
Black Redstart
B
1
1
1
0
Phoenicurus ochruros Muscicapidae
Thrush Nightingale
RV
1
0
1
0
Luscinia luscinia Muscicapidae
Eurasian Golden Oriole
B
0
1
1
0
Oriolus oriolus Oriolidae
Great Bustard
B
1
1
1
1
Otis tarda Otididae
Osprey
V
1
0
1
0
Pandion haliaetus Pandionidae
Bearded Reedling
RB,V
1
1
1
1
Panurus biarmicus Panuridae
Marsh Tit
RV
0
0
1
1
Parus palustris Paridae
Coal Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Parus ater PARIDAE
Great Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Parus major Paridae
Blue Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Parus caeruleus Paridae
House Sparrow
B
1
1
1
1
Passer domesticus Passeridae
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
B
1
1
1
1
Passer montanus Passeridae
Pygmy Cormorant
B
1
1
1
1
Phalacrocorax pygmeus Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant
B
1
1
1
1
Phalacrocorax carbo Phalacrocoracidae
Gray Partridge
B
1
1
1
1
Perdix perdix Phasianidae
Common Quail
B
1
1
1
0
Coturnix coturnix Phasianidae
Ring-necked Pheasant
B
1
1
1
1
Phasianus colchicus Phasianidae
Willow Warbler
B
1
1
0
0
Phylloscopus trochilus Phylloscopidae
Common Chiffchaff
B
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus collybita Phylloscopidae
Wood Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Phylloscopus sibilatrix Phylloscopidae
Black Woodpecker
B
1
1
1
1
Dryocopus martius Picidae
Great Spotted Woodpecker
B
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos major Picidae
Syrian Woodpecker
B
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos syriacus Picidae
Middle Spotted Woodpecker
B
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos medius Picidae
Gray-faced Woodpecker
RV
1
1
1
1
Picus canus Picidae
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
B
1
1
1
1
Dendrocopos minor Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck
B
0
1
1
0
Jynx torquilla Picidae
Green Woodpecker
B
1
1
1
1
Picus viridis Picidae
Little Grebe
B
1
1
1
0
Tachybaptus ruficollis Podicipedidae
Great Crested Grebe
B
1
1
1
0
Podiceps cristatus Podicipedidae
Red-necked Grebe
V,RB
1
1
0
0
Podiceps grisegena Podicipedidae
Horned Grebe
V
1
0
0
1
Podiceps auritus Podicipedidae
Eared Grebe
B
1
1
0
0
Podiceps nigricollis Podicipedidae
Dunnock
B,V
1
1
1
1
Prunella modularis Prunellidae
Corn Crake
B
0
1
1
0
Crex crex Rallidae
Eurasian Moorhen
B
0
1
1
0
Gallinula chloropus Rallidae
Water Rail
B
1
1
1
1
Rallus aquaticus Rallidae
Eurasian Coot
B
1
1
1
1
Fulica atra Rallidae
Spotted Crake
B
0
1
1
0
Porzana porzana Rallidae
Little Crake
RV
0
1
0
0
Porzana parva Rallidae
Black-winged Stilt
B
1
1
1
0
Himantopus himantopus Recurvirostridae
Pied Avocet
V
1
1
1
0
Recurvirostra avosetta Recurvirostridae
Goldcrest
V
1
1
1
1
Regulus regulus Regulidae
Eurasian Penduline-Tit
B
1
1
1
1
Remiz pendulinus Remizidae
Eurasian Woodcock
B
1
1
1
0
Scolopax rusticola Scolopacidae
Curlew Sandpiper
V
1
0
1
0
Calidris ferruginea Scolopacidae
Marsh Sandpiper
V
1
0
1
0
Tringa stagnatilis Scolopacidae
Black-tailed Godwit
B
1
1
1
0
Limosa limosa Scolopacidae
Dunlin
V
1
0
1
0
Calidris alpina Scolopacidae
Wood Sandpiper
V
1
1
1
0
Tringa glareola Scolopacidae
Eurasian Curlew
V
1
1
1
0
Numenius arquata Scolopacidae
Broad-billed Sandpiper
RV
1
0
1
0
Limicola falcinellus Scolopacidae
Common Redshank
B
1
1
1
0
Tringa totanus Scolopacidae
Common Sandpiper
B
1
1
1
0
Actitis hypoleucos Scolopacidae
Ruff
V
1
0
1
0
Philomachus pugnax Scolopacidae
Ruddy Turnstone
RV
1
1
0
0
Arenaria interpres Scolopacidae
Little Stint
V
1
0
1
0
Calidris minuta Scolopacidae
Green Sandpiper
V
1
1
1
0
Tringa ochropus Scolopacidae
Jack Snipe
RV
1
0
0
0
Lymnocryptes minimus Scolopacidae
Red-necked Phalarope
RV
1
0
1
0
Phalaropus lobatus Scolopacidae
Sanderling
RV
1
0
1
0
Calidris alba Scolopacidae
Spotted Redshank
V
1
1
1
0
Tringa erythropus Scolopacidae
Common Snipe
B
1
1
1
0
Gallinago gallinago Scolopacidae
Temminck's Stint
V
1
0
1
0
Calidris temminckii Scolopacidae
Common Greenshank
V
1
1
1
0
Tringa nebularia Scolopacidae
Eurasian Nuthatch
B
1
1
1
1
Sitta europaea Sittidae
Little Owl
B
1
1
1
1
Athene noctua Strigidae
Tawny Owl
B
1
1
1
1
Strix aluco Strigidae
Long-eared Owl
B
1
1
1
1
Asio otus Strigidae
Short-eared Owl
RB, W
1
1
0
1
Asio flammeus Strigidae
European Scops-Owl
RB
0
1
1
0
Otus scops Strigidae
European Starling
B
1
1
1
1
Sturnus vulgaris Sturnidae
Rosy Starling
RV
0
1
0
0
Pastor roseus Sturnidae
Barred Warbler
B
1
1
1
0
Sylvia nisoria Sylviidae
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
RB
0
1
1
0
Iduna pallida Sylviidae
Lesser Whitethroat
B
1
1
1
0
Sylvia curruca Sylviidae
Greater Whitethroat
B
1
1
1
0
Sylvia communis Sylviidae
Garden Warbler
V, RV
1
1
0
0
Sylvia borin Sylviidae
Blackcap
B
1
1
1
0
Sylvia atricapilla Sylviidae
Glossy Ibis
RB
0
1
1
0
Plegadis falcinellus Threskiornithidae
Eurasian Spoonbill
B
0
1
1
0
Platalea leucorodia Threskiornithidae
Eurasian Wren
B
1
1
1
1
Troglodytes troglodytes Troglodytidae
Song Thrush
B
1
1
1
0
Turdus philomelos Turdidae
Redwing
W
1
0
0
1
Turdus iliacus Turdidae
European Stonechat
B
1
1
1
0
Saxicola rubicola TURDIDAE
Mistle Thrush
B
1
1
1
1
Turdus viscivorus Turdidae
Ring Ouzel
RV
1
0
1
0
Turdus torquatus Turdidae
Eurasian Blackbird
B
1
1
1
1
Turdus merula Turdidae
Fieldfare
W
1
0
0
1
Turdus pilaris Turdidae
Barn Owl
B
1
1
1
1
Tyto alba Tytonidae
Eurasian Hoopoe
B
0
1
1
0
Upupa epops Upupidae

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