Wintering waterbirds at Danube

Saturday, March 16, 2019

bird walk

This walk will be in Slovak language.

Hrušovská zdrž water reservoir on Danube is the most important site for wintering waterbirds in Slovakia. Thousands of Tufted Ducks, Goldeneyes and other duck species arrive in winter every year. We will have an opportunity to spot numerous Great and Pygmy Cormorants. Beside few breeding pairs many more White-tailed Eagles from Northern Europe winter here as well. Large water body attract also unusual and much rarer winter guests as Greater Scaup, Velvet Scoter or Long-tailed Duck. Don’t forget warm clothes, tea and your binoculars and come with us to explore this winter bird paradise.

Meeting place and time: 9:00 am in Čunovo in front of cemetery, map; you can come by public transport no. 91 (bus stop is below Bridge SNP (Most SNP), exit stop – Čunovo, kostol) or by own car.

Walk length: 4 hours (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Route: an easy trek, approximately 5 km, terrain is flat

End of the walk: Čunovo

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: transportation, food

If you are interested in this walk, please send an e-mail to, 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 bad weather we will keep you posted about the possible cancellation of the walk 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 7 days prior or (in case of later registration) till three days after registration. If you decide to cancel your participation less than 7 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.

Trip report from our bird walk can be found here.