Building partnership!


Building partnership!

Building partnership!


Building partnership!

Cross border development of bird watching based ecotourism in Special protection areas

  • AcronymBird Tour
  • Call IDSKHU/1902
  • Priority AxisProtecting natural and cultural heritage
  • Specific objective1.1 To increase the attractiveness of the border area
  • Registration No.SKHU/1902/1.1/060
  • Total Project budget962,606.43 €
  • Total ERDF awarded818,215.45 €
  • Project start date 1 November 2020
  • Project end date31 October 2022
  • Project statusRunning

The main objective of the project is to increase the attractiveness of the border region by complex development of natural heritage areas, nature preservation and way of environmental interpretation. The project focuses on Natura 2000 areas - Senné ponds, Bodrogzug and Bodrog Floodplain and Bodrogzug-Kopasz-hegy-Taktaköz.
We plan to develop and restore tourism infrastructure in the affected locations, namely visitor centers and nature paths in Senné, Bodrogkeresztúr, Sárospatak, and a bird-watching tower in Tarcal. To improve the tourism services, we plan to build a campsite and introduce bike rental system in Senné.
We plan to increase awareness about the area by joint communication activities. Among others, we will develop a bird-watching guide presenting several important bird locations of the program area, an educational film and a 3D tour. Project outputs and affected areas will also be promoted at the international event - BirdFair – organized in the UK. 
As a result of the project, we expect the increase of visitor numbers in the region, thanks to the developed and restored infrastructure and introduction of the new tourism services. It is presumed, that the project implementation will lead to the increased awareness of the natural heritage in the affected area and increased public interest in the protection of natural values and biodiversity.


Lead Beneficiary / ERDF awarded

Košice Región Turizmus

04011 Košice, Hlavná 48

41,898.41 €

Beneficiary 1 / ERDF awarded

Slovenská ornitologická spoločnosť

07213 Michalovce, Senne 4

492,452.52 €

Beneficiary 2 / ERDF awarded

Zöld Kör - Föld Barátai Magyarország tagja

3943 Bodrogolaszi, Brádafalva utca 31-33.

200,380.41 €

Beneficiary 3 / ERDF awarded

Nadácia záchrany a obnovy Senianskeho kaštieľa

07213 Senné, Senné 7.

83,484.11 €

Locations of investment


Introduction of the project Bird Tour - 2021/02/25 10:00

Introduction of the project Bird Tour within the conference: Possibilities of development of ecotourism in the Košice region.

  • Location: Online - Zoom platform
  • Project acronym: Bird Tour
  • Project registration number: SKHU/1902/1.1/060
  • Website:
  • GPS coordinates:
  • Event organized by: Košice Región Turizmus
  • Contact person: Veronika Mohňanská
  • Phone number: 00421 911 279 898
  • E-mail address:
  • Language of event: Slovak
  • Interpretation: yes
  • Registration is needed: yes
  • SKHU/1902/1.1/060 (2)