Great Bustard and wine

bird jewel of Central Europe

Great Bustard is the heaviest flying bird in Europe. This amazing bird can be spotted also very close to Bratislava. Large flocks in winter or mating display in spring could be the reason why to choose this trip.


Great Bustard and wine

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Price: 43 €

Price includes: transportation, full guiding service, visit to a winery and wine tasting, binoculars and bird identification guide rental

Price does NOT include: individual travel insurance, meals

Number of participants: minimum 3

Application form: Great Bustard Display and its wine (doc), Great Bustard Display and its wine (pdf)

The deadline for registration and payment is extended till April 11, 2018. Please send the application forms to info@watching.sk, you can contact us also at +421 948 495 111.

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Large flocks of wintering Great Bustards use to choose rapeseed stubble stands in the outskirts of Bratislava. Flat monotonous landscape covered with fields provide good refuge for this endangered species. Lowland sites with an outstanding agricultural management in southeastern Austria is the perfect place to witness unique mating display of Great Bustards. Wooden hides and platforms enable convenient access and observation. This slightly undulated landscape is also hunting ground of Short-eared Owl, Montagu’s Harrier or Imperial Eagle.

Great Bustard (Otis tarda) belongs to the heaviest flying birds in the world. Males could weight up to 22 kilograms. It has also large wingspan, that reaches almost 2,7 metres. Bustards usually inhabit open flat steppe or grasslands regions, but in Central Europe they live mostly in areas with agricultural landuse. Largest populations in Europe can be found in Spain. Its population in Central Europe is declining due to the intensification of agriculture and development of the net of roads and powerlines.

Trip length: 1 day

Terrain difficulty: all terrains during this trip are easy walking, the area of the trip is lowland

Starting and final point Bratislava.


More info about this area could be also found in our trip reports:
Great Bustard in winter
Fascinating display of Great Bustard
Great Bustard display

Genereal terms and conditions