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
- 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