Lake Tisza (Tisza -to), also known as Kiskore Reservoir is nearly 28 miles long (35 km) and 3.7 miles wide (6 km). Established in the 1970s on the River Tisza, it is a large expanse of open water, with numerous islands, extensive reedbeds, and floating vegetation. It provides habitat for a wide variety of resident and passage birds
, including the IBA qualifying Great White Egret (Egretta alba
), the Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
, the White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
, and the Greylag Goose (Anser anser
Recreational activities on the Lake include angling
, and hunting
, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hungary, attracting travelers who seek quiet relaxation in the arms of nature as well as those who prefer chasing the wind on Jet Skis
And Lake Tisza, with its varied and expansive surface, can accommodate them all.
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
The largest population of Purple Heron
in Hungary nests in the expansive reedbeds of the Lake Tisza
region, between April and September.
Part of Hortobagy National Park, and a World Heritage site
, Lake Tisza
is the second largest body of water in Hungary, and one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country.
...And it is also the only Lake in Europe where you can speed around on powerboat and Jet Ski
'The Birds and the Bees' of the Hungarian Great Plains
Life on the Hungarian Great Plains (Alfold
) is primarily supported by its main river, the Tisza. The river's surroundings form a suitable habitat for rare local species.