Map of Destinations for Europe

Birding Europe

Wallcreeper by Mike Nelson

Wallcreeper by Mike Nelson

Birding in Hungary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birding in Hungary

Northeast Spain © Laura Kammermeier

 

 

 

 

 

 

Griffon Vulture soaring over the Spanish steppes

Osprey by JM Sayago

Ospreys may be common in the United States, but in Europe they are a species making a comeback and therefore much beloved. 

Birding Destinations in Europe

Spain

Spain

Spain is the whole package: great food and wine, rich culture, cordial people, and vast, unspoiled landscapes that hold the most interesting of birds. From the Pyrenees to Monfragüe, from Abro Delta to the Cota Doñana, and from the Rock of Gibraltar to los llanos, the Spanish nature experience is worth returning for, again and again.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

By European standards, Bulgaria is a productive country for birding. Blessed with a variety of habitats, it offers an impressive combination of upland, lowland and coastal birds and features several regular species that are rare elsewhere in Europe.
Estonia

Estonia

Europeans have long been aware of Estonia’s birding potential, though until recently this ex-Soviet country has been overlooked. A late winter visit should provide visitors with the spectacle of large wintering flocks of Steller’s Eiders (up to 10,000 may be seen in February!), Long-tailed Ducks, and other sea ducks, while an early spring trip will bring with it up to nine species of European woodpeckers. Hawk, Pygmy and Ural owls and other sought-after specialities such as Hazel Grouse, Parrot Crossbill, Nutcracker, Rough-legged Buzzard and more.
United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Britain is host to 600 species across a fantastic range of habitats. During passage times, in favorable weather conditions, vagrants make landfall in Britain from all points of the compass and species from Southern Europe, Siberia and The Americas regularly drop in. What the UK lacks in size, it makes up for it with an ever-changing aviflora!
Hungary

Hungary

Many of Hungary’s speciality birds are found among its prairie-like grasslands. Two superb raptors, the Saker Falcon and Eastern Imperial Eagle, have their European strongholds on these plains. Late April sees heavy shorebird passage, with Ruff in smart breeding plumage. Fall brings return migration, with over 100,000 Common Cranes passing through in October. Summer breeders in these lowlands include Red-footed Falcon, Eurasian Roller, and Lesser Grey Shrike, and most wetlands come to life with wildfowl, grebes, and herons, plus Savi's Warbler, Bearded Reedling, and Penduline Tit. Hungary also hosts a tempting range of owls, including breeding Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Tawny Owl, and Ural Owls.
Romania

Romania

Although they may not be easily located, many threatened and rare species breed and migrate through Romania, you just have to know where and when to look!  Ferruginous Duck, Lesser Grey Shrike and Great White Pelicans appear in large numbers each year and given the right circumstances, you may even see the largest congregation of  Red-breasted Geese in the world!