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Tata Wild Goose Festival - CHANGED

Hosted by the Consul of the Budapest Bites & Sightseers Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 3 months ago
Sat 25 Nov 09:40 - 18:40

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Visit the shores of Tata’s Öreg-tó (Old Lake) and witness the spectacular migration of wild geese, a special late autumn-early winter event of international reputation attracting like a magnet a host of nature-lovers, birdwatchers and fowlers from all over Hungary and abroad.

Bean Goose is the real celebrity of Tata. This breed of wild goose is that made the “Öreg Tó”(Old Lake) of Tata famous. This lake is the most significant winter resting place of the bean goose in the Carpathian Basin, where they can be seen by the tens of thousands.
They still appear around the “Öreg Tó” (Old Lake) by the thousands and spend the winter here. The first groups arrive around the last week of September, early October. Than by the 20th of October they come by the hundreds, finally after the 5th of November thousands and thousands of them arrive to stay till the beginning of March, unless the extremely cold winter forces them to fly further south.

Everybody has the opportunity to watch the birds with a telescope, which makes you feel you can observe these otherwise shy birds within reach. In addition to a birdbanding show, visitors are also welcomed with lectures, publications, falconers’ shows and a playhouse for the young.

The beautiful Tata is located in the valley between the Gerecse Mountains and Vértes Mountains, some 70 km Protected content by train) from Budapest.

In case of rainy weather the program will be cancelled.

Hope to see you.