Common Kingfishers from Photo hide

Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptations to enable it to see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.

Ticha dolina Jan Dobsovic panorama

characteristics: Our target is a photohide hidden in an old river Váh bank on the slopes of Veľká Fatra mountains, one of the largest and highest core mountain ranges in Slovakia. This land was declared a National Park in 2002, so far becoming Slovakia’s youngest one.

target species: Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

other species living in the area: Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra), muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), black stork (Ciconia nigra), grey heron (Ardea cinerea), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Tufted duck (Aythya fuligula)

duration of observation: 2,5 hours, for each additional hour an extra charge

number of visitors: 2, alternatively opportunity to set up ones portable photohide, with overall maximum number of 4 persons

Important notices and conditions on visiting: Touristic travel insurance is not included in the price of the product. The presence of trained guide is not necessary.

This observation takes place with the permission of landowners.

Recommended term: April – September

Prices for guiding in English for 1 person:

110,-€ / 1 person

90,-€ / 2 persons

80,-€ / 3 persons

70,-€ / 4 persons

For each additional hour an extra 10,-€ / 1 participant

Price includes: english speaking guide to the observation spot, transfer to the vincinity of photohide, maximum from city Vrútky

Price does NOT include: individual travel insurance, food, photo gear

If you are interested in brown bear photohide watching , please don’t hesitate to contact us, either by email to or give us a call at +421 903 751 330. We can then discuss the date that suits your needs the best.

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