About us

Travel agency watching.sk was established in year 2011 with the main aim to reveal the beauties of Slovak nature to the domestic and foreign clients.

We organize trips focused mainly on birdwatching in Slovakia and in our neighboring countries (Hungary, Austria). Since this year we offer also trips focused on plantwatching or wildlifewatching (bears, wolves, deer). Program of our trips include also visits of interesting cultural and historical places.

We cooperate with experts in individual fields (ornithologists, botanists, zoologists) and mainly local people. At the same time we try to keep our actions as environmental friendly as possible.

We occasionally organize also lectures and excursions for children and public or short courses on identifying birds and their voices, particularly around Bratislava.

                       

JDJán Dobšovič (1980) is dealing with ornithology and nature protection since 1996. He studied Environmental Science at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava, where he also worked as the head of the student part of the academic senate. In years 2002-2004 he led international environmental camps at Záhorie for the Bratislava regional environmental association (BROZ). He was the coordinator of Non-governmental board Naše Tatry, which was created after the wind calamity in Tatras in 2004. In present he is a leader of subdivision of the Slovak ornithological society/BirdLife Slovakia in Bratislava and a chairman of Nature Guard Club. He still helps at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and organizes field trips and lectures for public and pupils. He had the idea of establishing a travel agency for longer period althoug this came into existence only in year 2011. Now he takes advantage of his many years volunteer experiences.

MichalMichal Richter (1980) became involved with nature thanks to his father, who was a wildlife enthusiast and volunteer ranger in Tatra National Park. He has been interested in nature protection since early childhood and became a photographer in 1998. Finished sinology studies at the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University in Bratislava. Between 2007 and 2010 lived alternately in Slovakia and China, where along studying Chinese language, he also worked as a private teacher of English language and tour guide. Has worked as an interpreter on photographic trips in the US, Southeast Asia and Europe. Recently works as an interpreter and teacher in private language school in Bratislava. Among many his hobbies, those notable are: wildlife photography, travelling, bird and butterfly watching. His photographic work was published in Slovak sinology yearbooks and magazines and in Indian Internet photo journal. In photography, he specialises mainly in bird and macro (butterfly) photography.