Nagybajom, Hungary, 1996

© ESV Nagybajom

Facts and Figures

Location:
Hungary, South Transdanubian Region, south of Balaton Lake
Population:
5 - 11
Min. and max. numbers of breeding pairs since the year 2000
3200
Inhabitants in the year 2017
White stork in Hungarian:
Fehér gólya
Nesting sites:
electricity poles
Events:
Stork Running Race, Town Day, Town Cleaning Event

Contact

Municipaliy of Nagybajom / Nagybajom Város Önkormányzat
H: 7561 Nagybajom, Fő u. 40., Hungary

Contact person: Pirka Mátyás
+36 82 556 952, mobile: +36 20 479 2526
pirka.matyas(at)nagybajom.hu

 

Storks at University

In Hungary when students go to university they are called “storks” in their first semester. There is a regular yearly event in the universities, called “Stork ball” – fresher’s ball.

Landscape and habitat

Nagybajom lies adjacent to the over 8.000 hectares Boronka Landscape Protection Area that has been protected for 25 years. Here, due to the highly special water retention capacities even a few dozen centimetres of elevation difference can dramatically influence vegetation ranging from marshes to arid sandy grasslands.
This landscape was the last intact piece of land in Hungary where no farming had been done. One of the reasons why rarities of threatened flora and fauna could survive in this area were the military activies and installations during World War II parts of which still exist today. Thus in vast areas only natural processes had the chance to work for several decades. The biggest grassland area lies south-west from the town close to the fishpond. The stream revitalization project has been started in this area. There are about 200 ha pasture and wet meadows which is an important feeding habitat for storks and several other breeding bird species.

© ESV Nagybajom

Conservation

  • stream revitalization project
  • eco project in school
  • waste collection
  • „Forest School“ project


Local players and EuroNatur partners

Danube-Drava National Park Directorate, Csokonai V. M. Primary School of Nagybajom, “ALTERNAIVE” Youth and Cultural Association

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