Birds of Danube

Dam Hrusovska zdrz (part of Gabcikovo dam) is a water area on the Danube River on the south-eastern outskirts of Bratislava.

It is one of the most important wintering areas for many aquatic birds in Central Europe. Its’ main inhabitants in winter times are many species of ducks (like tufted ducks or goldeyes), usually spending their winter time here in huge numbers (sometimes more than 100 000 birds). Sometimes, birders observe some uncommon visitors, even a rare pelican. Apart from wintering aquatic birds, this area is home to our biggest raptor – white-tailed eagle. With wingspan often exceeding 2 metres, the white-tailed eagle is surely the undisputed king of skies above the Danube.

Duration: 4 – 5 hrs.

Place: dam Hrusovska zdrz

Price: 5,50 € / 1 student (minimum price 120 €)

Trip preview: trip along the Hrusovska zdrz dam bank, observing flying and resting birds, practical tips and tricks, observing birds using mono and binoculars

Difficulty: easy, flatland walk

Meeting place: according to further agreement

Important notice: we recommend participants to wear warm clothes. Hrusovska zdrz area tends to be very windy and cold

Recommended time: November – April

Suitable for: elementary and high school pupils, as well as university students; we do not recommend to combine various age groups

Price includes: lecturer service, mono and binoculars, bird books, local transportation for lecturer (in Bratislava)

Price does NOT include: transportation of students, food

If required, we may provide transportation according to further agreement. Please, see the pricelist.

In case of bad weather, the outdoor course will be postponed until next suitable date according to further agreement.

If interested in one of our courses, or in case of any other questions, contact us at, or call: +421 903 751 330

If you are interested in lecturing in the classroom or in nature, check out our offer here.

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