Nature of Danube river

characteristics: Hrušovská zdrž water reservoir on the Danube River at the outskirts of Bratislava is the most important wintering place for some species of waterbirds in Central Europe. More than 115 species of birds were registered in this area.

other highlights (possible to include in to the trip itinerary): old park in Rusovce

protected areas visited: IBA (and SPA) Dunajské luhy, Protected Landscape Area Dunajské luhy

target species: all 5 Slovak species of grebes, thousands of geese, ducks (Anas sp., Mergus sp., Aythya sp., Bucephala clangula, Melanitta fusca), Pygmy Cormorant (Microcarbo pygmeus/Phalacrocorax pygmeus), White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus), waders during the migration season, gulls

Species present at this site depends on specific time during the wintering and migrating season – for exact information please check the checklist of birds of Slovakia.

Trip length: 1/2 day

Terrain difficulty: easy, terrain is flat

Starting and final point: Bratislava

Recommended term: November – April

Prices for guiding in English for 1 person:

1/2 day trip

55,-€ / 2 participants

45,-€ / 3 – 4 participants

40,-€ / 5 – 7 participants

35,-€ / 8 – 10 participants

30,-€ / 11 and more participants

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

Price does NOT include: meals, individual travel insurance

If you are interested in this trip, 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.

More info about this area could be also found in our trip reports:
Hrušovská zdrž water reservoir
Pannonian BirdExperience – Day 3
A walk to the Tripoint and a short stop near the Danube
Hrušovská zdrž – the first winter guests

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