Building partnership!


Building partnership!

Building partnership!


Building partnership!

Building partnership!


Building partnership!

Building partnership!


Building partnership!

Birds without Borders

  • AcronymBird of paradise
  • Call IDSKHU/1601
  • Priority AxisNature and Culture
  • Specific objective1.1 To increase the attractiveness of the border area
  • Registration No.SKHU/1601/1.1/065
  • Total Project budget408,156.10 €
  • Total ERDF awarded346,932.68 €
  • Project start date 1 November 2017
  • Project end date31 October 2019
  • Website
  • Project statusRunning

The Slovak Karst NP in Slovakia and Aggetelek NP in Hungary are a well-known cross-border karst region. The project "Birds without Borders" emphasises its further unique feature, the special protected area situated on both sides of the border. The waters in the valley of the river Bodva are important resting places of the migrant birds. Both national parks have been performing research activities focusing especially on the research of bird migration, by means of the Drienovec Ornithological Station in Slovakia and the Bódva-valley Bird Migration Monitoring and Nature Conservation Camp, near Szalonna in Hungary. The main outcome of the project is to broaden the services of the ornithological camps for both professionals and the public, by improving accessibility, providing better equipment for catching and observing birds, providing full-time professional and lecturer service for the visitors during the migration season, creating adventurous nature trails directly at the ornithological camps, creating observation towers at other venues and introduction of eco-education activities for the visitors all year, even beyond the main bird migration season. An important part of the project is the creation of a Slovak-Hungarian interactive web map, showing the significant bird watching sites and further points of interest for the visitors focusing on nature conservancy at this cross-border karst region, providing information about eco-educational events and camps with the demonstration of bird-banding, etc. In addition to the significant outcome of the project, i.e. the increase of visitors coming to the region, the project also contributes to the protection of the bird species and their habitats. One of the pillars of the project is the cooperation and mutual interchange of experience performed by the two national parks, since birds do not respect political borders and the visitors may be informed about the current news and interesting articles of the given venues.


Lead Beneficiary / ERDF awarded

Štátna ochrana prírody Slovenskej republiky

97401 Banská Bystrica Tajovského 28/B

215,501.35 €

Beneficiary 1 / ERDF awarded

Aggteleki Nemzeti Park Igazgatóság

Jósvafő, Tengerszem oldal 1. 3758

131,431.33 €

Locations of investment

Green path

Hrhovské rybníky - Watching tower/Kilátó/Výhliadková veža 1.

Hrhovské rybníky - Watching tower/Kilátó/Výhliadková veža 2.




Opening event with press conference - 2018/04/24

A press conference will be held in connection with the monitoring of spring migration of birds in the project.

  • Project acronym: Bird of Paradise
  • Project registration number: SKHU/1601/1.1/065
  • Website:
  • GPS coordinates: 48° 36´53.60", 20° 54´53.89"
  • Event organized by: The State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic
  • Contact person: Mgr. Martina Belková
  • Phone number: 00421903570186
  • E-mail address:
  • Language of event: Slovak
  • Interpretation: yes
  • Registration is needed: no
  • SKHU/1601/1.1/065 (2)