If you know where to go, Hungary is a brilliant destination for a birder. The aim of this book is to give you the best possible chance of catching up with these fabulous birds by providing descriptions and maps, more detailed than any others, to show you exactly where to go when you get to the best sites.
This update is based on Dave Gosney's revisitation of Hungary in 2015. Three things stuck him: firstly he was reminded just how many good birds were in this small and easily reached country; but secondly he was continually frustrated by the difficulty of access to so many of the most promising reserves, so he pulls no punches in this book in pointing out where the conservation authorities are actually discouraging eco-tourism. Thirdly it struck him that several species had either disappeared completely or had become so scarce it was now almost impossible to find them; don't go to Hungary expecting to record Aquatic Warbler, Baillion's Crake, Short-toed Lark, Red-breasted Flycatcher or Hazel Grouse. Collared Pratincole and Kentish Plover have also disappeared from some former sites.