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Newsletter Summer 2015

Ecotours - Kondor EcoLodge

The original & only registered Ecotours in Hungary- offices at 2 continents


Europe, Latin America, Africa

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Dear Ecotours Travellers & Friends,

Each year we think Spring and Summer just can not be busier next year, but this Spring proved us wrong again. Even just to mention where we have been and what were the major things we have seen during our tours would be a very long list:

Yucatan-Chiapas, Mexico: loads of endemics & breathtaking Mayan ruins at Caribbean & mountain habitats, this is what we call Nature & Culture hands in hands tour

Guatemala: Horned Guan, Azure-rumped Tanager, Resplendent Quetzal, Fulvous Owl & Northern Potoo and many more from comfortable coffee ranches and lodges


Belize: Spectacled Owl, Royal Flycatcher, Agami Heron, Jabiru, Mexican Ant-thrush, Orange breasted Falcon, Speckled Pigeon, Sungrebe & more


Trinidad & Tobago: superb species including Piping Guan, Oilbird, White-tailed Sabrewing, Scarlet Ibis, Tufted Coquette, Blue-backed Manakin, Wattled Bellbird & many more


Belarus: As usual we showed to all of our groups Great Grey Owl, lekking Great Snipe, Terek Sandpiper, Greater Spotted Eagle, Citrine Wagtail, Aquatic Warbler, Three-toed & White-backed Woodpecker & many more

Slovenia & Croatia & Italy: This is a new, very exciting tour with mountain specialities such as Ptarmigan, Rock Partridge, Alpine Accentor & Mediterranean species like Black-headed & Ortolan Bunting, Spanish Sparrow & more

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Slovakia: all Woodpeckers of Europe (White-backed, Black & Three-toed, etc.) and some sought after Owls such as Pigmy & Tengmalm's

Hungary: several various tours based at our Kondor Ecolodge at Kiskunsag, including Birding, Moth, Butterfly, Mammal, Wildflower, Dragonfly, general Wildlife & Bird Photography Tours. Species & other info can be found at

We have seen and photographed so many things with our groups that it will take some time to publish even just the best of the records. Such as the mating Rollers, a special moment captured by Joerg Mager.

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During all of our tours we used Swarovski bins & scopes which you can try at our Kondor EcoLodge, Hungary's first and only natural Swarovski showroom. You can check the quality of the products in our garden or around, focusing on Rollers, Bee-eaters, Orioles or Hoopoes. Try, hire or buy and you will get a special discount from our tours as well.


Last Minute Offers with guaranteed departures

 30Aug-6Sept Migration & Colourful Birds at Kiskunsag, HUNGARY 8days 799 GBP + 120 GBP srs

100GBP off if you book it during the BirdFair!!!

9-15Sept Bats & Mammals-HUNGARY 7days at: 900 GBP + 120 GBP srs.

9-18Sept above plus extension possibility, HUNGARY & SLOVAKIA 10 days 

Sept-Oct-Nov Crane & Geese Spectacular Weeks & Long Weekends, HUNGARY 4days at 400GBP + 60GBP srs

31Oct-9Nov Raptor Migration & Tropical Rainforest Birding, PANAMA 10days  1499GBP

Early Bird Offers


BELARUS - Birds & Mammals Bonanza - April-May, GBP999+GBP199 srs - Read More

Great Grey-, Tengmalm's & Pygmy Owl, Azure Tit, Terek Sandpiper, Great Snipe lekking, 3-toed- & White-backed Woodpecker, Smew, Corncrake, Greater Spotted Eagle, Bison, Elk, Beaver & more.

GEORGIA – Caucasian Birding-Georgian Endemics April-May,2016 9 days: 1100GBP + 140GBPsrs 

Bird Photography at Kondor EcoLodge, HUNGARY -7days for 999GBP+130GBPsrs

Birding & Wildlife SLOVENIA-CROATIA-ITALY-May2016, could start from Hungary as well and can be combined with any tours in Kiskunsag, Hungary. Big variety from mountain specialities such as Ptarmigan, Rock Partridge, Alpine Accentor till Mediterranean species such as Black-headed & Ortolan Bunting, Spanish Sparrow

Lowlands & Hills, Kiskunság & Bükk National Parks, HUNGARY May & June; Budapest extension possible 799GBP

Bird Photography Tours at our Kondor EcoLodge, HUNGARY May-June-July
Professional hides in the garden and at different habitats -European Roller, European Bee-eater, Red-footed Falcon, Hoopoe, Lesser Grey & Red-backed Shrike, Tawny Pipit, herons, egrets, waterfowl & many more

Tower Hide, Floating Hide, Lakeshore Hide, Garden Hide with Feeding-Drinking Station, Mobile Hides



Mayan Birding, Wildlife & Culture Trip, Yucatan-Chiapas, MEXICO

 each Winter flexible dates and length Nov-Apr; eg. 15 days at: USD2,990 + USD390srs

Yucatan Peninsula & Cozumel, MEXICO for Birdfinders, end of Jan, beginning of Febr, 2016

ETHIOPIA - Abyssinian endemics–Birds-Mammals & more

9-25Oct,2015 & Sept-Oct,2016; 17 days at: 2,990 USD + 410 USD

UGANDA - Albertine Rift Endemics, Chimps, Gorillas & more

9-20Oct,2015 and July,2016; 12 days at 2999USD +  300USD

Birds at Rainforests, Volcanoes & Beaches-COSTA RICA, flexible datess, 15days 2990USD Read More  

latest Costa Rica Trip List, December 2014 can be found here.

Come to Costa Rica! – view this cheerful, attractive video if you dream about to be in a real tropical forest!

What is New?

We will anounce new itineraries at the BirdFair for the following destinations:

Guatemala - mountain delights from Horned Guan till Quetzals

Belize - tropical forests & marshes with Spectacled Owl, Royal Flycatcher, Agami Heron, Jabiru, Mexican Ant-thrush, Orange breasted Falcon, Speckled Pigeon, Sungrebe & many more

We have been several times in each country during the last 10 years. Each time we discover something new and exciting, at the moment we are working on 2 separate itineraries which can be combined upon request.

Trinidad & Tobago - incredibe close-up view of many endemics & specialities from Piping Guan, Oilbird, White-tailed Sabrewing, Scarlet Ibis, Tufted Coquette, Blue-backed Manakin & Wattled Bellbird


Soon we will go to chase Jaguars & Birds in the Pantanal, Brasil and hope to offer something exciting for you as well.  

Our aim is to come up with something different & new which offers more for less!

Please also check our attractive FaceBook pageyou do not have to be a member to enjoy it!

We offer excellent quality for attractive price in Eastern Europe, Latin America & Worldwide.

All prices above include all the services, single room supplement, but without flight tickets! Please ask for details! All pics were made during our tours!

We hope we can enjoy a great tour together with plenty of wildlife soon!

Please note that we will be at the usual Marquee at Rutland Waters close to the Blue Car Park at Egleton entrance, but organizers renumbered all the marquees so from this year it will be Stand12 at Marquee1. This will be our 16th British BirdFair. You are also kindly invited to Gabor Orban’s lecture as below:

 Saturday, Lecture Marquee 3, 5.00-5.20

 4 & more reasons to visit Eastern Europe: Bird, Butterflies, Bears & Bats

Get special discounts on some tours if booked before or during the British Birdwatching Fair, 21-23August, 2015

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Welcome to the original & only registered Ecotours in Hungary &
Latin America (since 1997).

  • Offices at 2 continents led by licenced zoologist-naturalist & cultural guide couple
  • Working with major US, UK, European & Worldwide partners, bird clubs & societies
  • Friendly style, good value, quality holiday with professional guides & specialists
  • Dozens of countries covered by Photography, Birding, Wildlife, Nature & Culture tours