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19th WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL

30th November 2019

Old Lake at Tata, Birdwatching tower at Építők park

Organizers: Magyar Madártani és Természetvédelmi Egyesület Komárom-Esztergom Megyei Csoportja, Duna-Ipoly Nemzeti Park Igazgatóság, Száz Völgy Természetvédelmi Egyesület 

Honorary guest of the event: Film Jungle Studio!

From 10th November, 2019 on-line webcam of the wild geese of Old Lake Tata on www.vadludsokadalom.hu!

Old Lake at Tata, Birdwatching tower at Építők parkja

530       Registration for the birdwatching race, entry in the “adult” and “youth” categories

600       Start of the 12 hour bird watching competition

From 700  Watching the thousands of wild goose movement – Narrator: Zoltán Orbán, excellent ornithologist, following the events of the lake with his own interpretation

815       Opening Ceremony of the 19. Wild Goose Festival: József Michl – Mayor of Tata town, dr. Pál Kézdy – Deputy Director of Duna-Ipoly National Park Directorate, dr. Gergő Halmos – Director of BirdLife

845       Hello, here we are! Migration of wild geese in Hungary. Circularity to Important Bird Area in Hungary.

1000     Woodpecker spotting and knowledge walk with Gerard Gorman and Gábor Ónodi – Meeting point at the birdringing stand

1000     Masters of adaptation – Animal show with Gábor Tóth

1130     Falconery demonstration – Zoltán Krekács

1230     Masters of adaptation – Animal show with Gábor Tóth

1330     Envirotis – Birds in the water reflection announcement of 2019 photo competition

1530 – 1700       Watching the wildlife movement on the lakeside. Geese coming back to the lake from the feeding territories. Narrator: Zoltán Orbán

1600     Greeting of the wild geese arriving home: István Soltész String Trio

1800     Closing of the 12-hour birdwatching race

Programs for children are organized in the large children’s tent.

1100     MintaPinty band children’s show

1330     Cincér Kázmér tale

1430     Envirotis bird quiz show for children with József Ferencz, Fittikém

Lectures and film screenings will be held in the “Events” tent.

910          Fish farming at Tata from the Esterházy to the present day – Gábor Magyarics

930          Four Seasons in Vértes and Gerecse mountain, writer-reader Meeting – Nándor Müller

1000       Nature conservationists in action. Everything behind the scenes! – Zsolt Marcell Tóth, Ferenc Bilek, Bálint Halpern

1030       Nature conservationists in action – Dedicated Work for Nature movie projection

1100       Presentation of the Bird Friend’s Book – Ornithologist Zoltán Orbán

1130       The Golden Eagle and their conservation status in Hungary – István Béres, ornithologist

1200       Nature Conservationists in action – Traces of the Great Carnivores movie projection

1230       The White-tailed Eagle and its conservation status in Hungary – Balázs Szelényi, ornithologist

1300     The Short-toed Snake Eagle and their conservation status in Hungary – Gábor Papp, ornithologist

1330     The Lesser Spotted Eagle and their conservation status in Hungary – Ádám Pongrácz, ornithologist

1400     Get to know our woodpeckers and their conservation status in Hungary – Gábor Ónodi, biologist

1430     “Infinite variety. Nests and eggs of our nesting birds” – László Haraszthy, ornithologist

1500     The Eastern Imperial Eagle and their conservation status in Hungary – dr. Márton Horváth, ornithologist

1700     Attractions of the autumn starry sky. In clear weather with telescope – MCE Tatabánya Amateur Astronomy Club and TIT Károly Posztoczky Astronomical Observatory and Museum

Old Lake Camping

1930     Nature conservationists in action. Everything behind the scenes! – Zsolt Marcell Tóth, Ferenc Bilek, Bálint Halpern

2015     Results Announcement – 12-hours Birdwatching Race

2030     Birds of Kuwait – Csaba Barkóczi, ornithologist

2100     Birds of Peru – Szabolcs Gál, ornithologist

All day programs:

  • Photo exhibition
  • Bird ringing (800, 900, 930, 1030, 1130, 1400)
  • „Cincér” Playhouse
  • Birdwatching
  • Nature conservation consultancy
  • Nature conservation stands
  • Book signing
  • Craft fair
  • Tourist programs, information
  • Testing of telescopes and binoculars

We reserve the right to make changes.

All events are free!

Bring your own glass, utensil, plate and use it to reduce the ecological footprint of the Wild Goose Festival!

Officially forbidden to stay in the lake bed during the event!

The Ramsar Convention, which has been recognized as an internationally important wetland, provides bird resting facilities throughout the Old Lake with the official protection of the Ranger Service!

More informations: www.vadludsokadalom.hu