21. Wild GOOSE FESTIVAL AT TATA
27 November 2021.
Tata Old Lake, birdwatching tower in the Építők Park
Organizer: Komárom-Esztergom county Local Group of the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society, Duna Ipoly National Park Directorate, Száz Völgy Nature Conservation Organization
Patron: József Michl, mayor of Tata awarded the title „Wetland City” at the world conference of the Ramsar Convention in 2018
Guest of honour: a PannonEagle Life project!
Focus of the event: Action against bird poisoning
From 15 November 2021 onwards live broadcasting with two cameras of the wild geese on the Old Lake will be available at the www.vadludsokadalom.hu website!
Please be informed that in accordance with the government decision to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which is also in force for the Wild Goose Festival, one may visit the closed area of our event by presenting a certificate of protection and an official identity card. A non-Hungarian or a Hungarian citizen who does not have a Hungarian address may visit the event by presenting the EU Digital Covid Certificate and official identity document. Persons under 18 may enter the closed area without having a certificate of immunity accompanied with an escort who must meet the above conditions.
Thank you for your understanding!
26 November 2021 (Friday)
„Presentations” next to the main tent
1700 Star gazing of the autumn sky using telescopes if the sky is clear – MCE Tatabányai Amateur Astronomy Club and the TIT Posztoczky Károly Observatory and Museum
Special room of the Malom és Kacsa Bistro, Cafe and Event Centre
1930 Describing the 12-hour birdwatching competition – Károly Lippai
1945 The fascinating birds of paradise of Papua New Guinea – Szabolcs Kókay
2030 Birds of Colombia – Szilád Cser
27 November 2021 (Saturday)
Tata Old Lake, birdwatching tower in the Építők Park
530 Registration of participants for the national birdwatching contest in „adult” and „youth” categories
600 Start of the 12-hour birdwatching contest
From 700 Watching thousands of geese taking wing! One may follow what happens with the geese while Zoltán Orbán interprets the event
815 Opening ceremony of the 21st Tata Geese Festival: József Michl mayor of Tata, András Füri director, Duna-Ipoly National Park Directorate, Gergő Halmos Ph.D., director, Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation
845 Here we are! Wild goose migration in Hungary. Reporting from other wetlands of international importance
1000 Woodpecker-watching trip to the so-called Tófarok with Gerard Gorman and Gábor Ónodi – Meet at the bird ringing stand!
1000 Masters of adaptation – animal show with Gábor Tóth
1030 Local history walk along the shore of the Old Lake with Gábor Ballabás Ph.D., and Attila Czumpf – Meet at the bird ringing stand!
1130 Falconry demonstration – Zoltán Krekács horseback falconer
1300 Poison detection dog demonstration – Gábor Deák and Hella
1530 – 1630 Watching of the arrival of wild geese to the roosting place from the lakeshore – Narrated by Zoltán Orbán
1800 Closing of the 12-hour birdwatching competition
Programmes for children will be held in the large „Children’s programmes” tent.
1100 Buggy show for children
1400 Bird quiz for kids with János Kardos-Horváth, singer of the Kaukázus band
1500 Show by the Hahó band
1630 Nature experiences: guests of Árpád Juhász PhD: Dávid Klein and Szilárd Suhajda expedition mountaineers
Lectures and film screenings are held in the large „Lectures” tent.
930 Learn about our woodpecker species and their conservation status. Introducing the bird of the year 2022: Green Woodpecker – Hungarian Woodpecker Group of MME/Birdlife
1000 Birding paradises in the neighbourhood – bird habitats of Fejér County – Gergely Kovács
1030 Book signing and presentation of the Madárbarátok nagykönyve “Big Book of Birdlovers” – Zoltán Orbán
1100 The current situation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle in Hungary and the – Márton Horváth Ph.D.
1130 The protection of the Tawny Owl – Gábor Szalai
1230 The protection of the Little Owl – Dániel Hámori Ph.D.
1300 The protection of the Long-eared Owl – Ágnes Kovács
1330 The Eagle Owl and its status – Attila Bereczky
1400 The protection of the Barn Owl – Klein Ákos Ph.D.
1430 The protection of the Ural Owl – Attila Bereczky
1500 Raptor poisoning in Hungary – Gábor Deák
1530 Presentation of the PannonEagle Life project – Márton Árvay
Malom és Kacsa Bistro, Cafe and Event Centre – special room
1930 Results announcement – 12-hour birdwatching competition
2000 Birds of the Philippines – Riezing Norbert Ph.D.
2100 Namibia: From the Namib Desert to the Zambezi – Ádám Faragó
- Bird ringing (at 800, 900, 930, 1030, 1130, 1400)
- „Cincér” (Beetle) Playhouse: creative games in the large „Children’s activities” tent
- Birdwatching through telescopes
- Nature conservation consultancy
- Book signing: Madárbarátok nagykönyve (Big Book of Birdlovers)
- Book singing: Identification and conservation of the owls of Hungary
- Book signing: “Szűzvártól a Tikmony-völgyig – Pátka természeti kincsei”; “Csókakőtől Daruhegyig – Fejér megye madárvilága”; “kisKÓCSAG – Fejér megyei ökológiai és természetvédelmi évkönyv”
- Presentation of the activities of the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society at individual stands
- Száz Völgy Nature Conservation Organization’s stand: nature conservation programmes, local activities in Komárom-Esztergom county
- Bird and nature conservation tools
- You are home here! Tourist programme recommendations, information
- Scopes and binoculars testing
- Birdwatching for children, bird memory game, presentation of mYnest nature photographer playground
- Stand of nature conservation books, publications and bird paintings
- Advent Fair: craftsmen, farmers and folk artists
The organizers reserve the right to make changes!
The event and all its activities are free of charge!
Please, bring your own cups, dishes, plates to reduce the ecological footprint of the Wild Goose Festival!
It is forbidden to stay in the lake bed during the event!
In the entire area of the Old Lake as a registered Ramsar Site the undisturbed rest of the birds is ensured by the official apparatus of the Nature Conservation Ranger Service!
Further information: www.vadludsokadalom.hu