Region covered by this guide
This guidebook covers the Hórtobagy National Park and surrounding reserves in eastern Hungary. The riparian forests of the Tisza River and ‘Little Hórtobagy’ which is just west of the Tisza, are also part of this book.
The Crossbill Guide is a thorough and practical guide for naturalists and nature lovers. It offers background information, routes and site descriptions, plus tips on finding and watching all kinds of wildlife. Each route offers detailed descriptions of where to find wildlife and wildflowers. The book offers a mix of (mostly easy) walking routes and car itineraries with stops and short walks
About Hórtobagy National Park
The Hortobágy is Hungary’s most famous National Park, and covers a large area of marshlands and Puszta, the Hungarian version of the steppes. Hortobágy is also Hungary´s first National Park and is one of the westernmost extensions of the essentially central Asian steppe ecosystem, thereby holding the promise of exotic, eastern species of plants and animals.
About the author
Dirk Hilbers (NL, 1976), set up the Crossbill Guides Foundation and travels Europe to research the guidebooks. This is the 7th guide on which he has worked. As a biologist, when not in the field, Dirk Hilbers is a free-lance writer and lecturer in the field of environmental ethics.