bicycle trip Autumnal bird migration in Morava floodplain

Saturday, September 8, 2018

bicycle birdwatching trip

This bike trip will be in Slovak language.

Late summer is a time when birds from our region start to migrate to their wintering grounds in the south. They often gather in groups or larger numbers on places, where they feed, rest and prepare for their long journey. One of such places is also the area of the Morava River and that is also the aim of our bicycle trip. We will visit a wetland on the Austrian side of the river and besides water birds (storks, geese, ducks, herons, waders) we will definitely see some of soaring birds of prey living in this area (White-tailed Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Common Kestrel, Red Kite, Black Kite, Common Buzzard, maybe also Peregrine or Saker Falcons), we will hear smaller passerines (Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting) or spot some of the woodpecker species living in the forests along the Morava River (Black, Great Spotted, Middle Spotted, Lesser Spotted, Green, Grey-headed). We will also look for waders on their migration (Lapwing, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank).

Meeting place and time: 9:00 am, Devínska Nová Ves, at the public bus stop Na Hriadkach

Trip length: 5 – 6 hours (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Route and terrain: easy, terrain plain, length approx. 27 km, a short section will lead on a bicycle path at the edge of main, low frequented road, one section will lead on a dirt road

Number of participants: 10 – 30

Price: 5 € / person

Price for children under 12 years: 2 €; every additional child: 1 €

Children under 3 years: admission free

Payment is possible only on the spot in cash.

Price includes: full guiding service, binoculars and bird identification guide rental

Price does NOT include: food, bike rental

If you are interested in this bike trip, please send an e-mail to info@watching.sk, no later than 24 hours before the event. In the case of a later registration, only in combination by call and e-mail. By e-mail send us your name and surname, address, phone contact, how many people will take a part (and in which age cathegory: under 12 / adult). We will send you a response. Registration is mandatory.

This event is also suitable for participants with children.

In case of need, our company is able to provide participants with bike from Bike Bratislava company or transfer of bikes to the meeting point for a fee.

In case of bad weather we will keep you posted about the possible cancellation of the bike trip both on our website and our Facebook page, and also by e-mail and sms, in the evening before the walk. The trip is automatically cancelled in case the Slovak hydrometeorological institute issues a warning for that day.

Free Storno is possible 14 days prior or (in case of later registration) till three days after registration. If you decide to cancel your participation less than 14 days before the event, you will be charged a cancellation fee of 20 %. Please be advised that in case you do not cancel your reservation at least 2 days in advance, you will be charged a full price. Thank you for your understanding. If the trip is canceled or moved and an alternate term do not fit to participants, the full amount will be refunded.

You can read a report from our bicycle trip to this area here.

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