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Danube Delta Birding Tour

4.83based on 2 reviews
Romania 4 Days
Starting From 390EUR 312 / per person
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Bunica Maria Custom Tours

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Romania 5 Days
Starting From 540EUR 432 / per person
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Danube Delta Birdwatching Tour

5based on 2 reviews
Romania 6 Days
Starting From 690EUR 552 / per person
Kingfisher
This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptations to enable it to see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank. (Alcedo atthis)
Great-white Pelican
The great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) also known as the eastern white pelican, rosy pelican or white pelican is a bird in the pelican family. The great white pelican has been rated as a species of least concern in the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species (IUCN). (Pelecanus onocrotalus).
White-tailed Eagle
The white-tailed eagle is a very large bird and one of the largest living birds of prey. It is the largest of the dozen species called eagle to be found in Europe and is the largest eagle across its distribution. (Haliaeetus albicilla).
Great Egret
The great egret (Ardea alba), also known as the common egret, large egret, or (in the Old World) great white egret or great white heron is a large, widely distributed egret, with four subspecies. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, it builds tree nests in colonies close to water.(Ardea alba).
Little Egret
It is a white bird with a slender black beak, long black legs and, in the western race, yellow feet. As an aquatic, it feeds in shallow water and on land, consuming a variety of small creatures. It breeds colonially, often with other species of water birds, making a platform nest of sticks in a tree, bush or reed bed. (Egretta garzetta).
Great Cormorant
The great cormorant is a large black bird, but there is a wide variation in size in the species wide range. (Phalacrocorax carbo).
Grey Heron
The grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa They have a white head and neck with a broad black stripe that extends from the eye to the black crest. The body and wings are grey above and the underparts are greyish-white, with some black on the flanks. The long, sharply pointed beak is pinkish-yellow, and the legs are brown.(Ardea cinerea).
Mute Swan
The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan and a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. Measuring 125 to 170 cm (49 to 67 in) in length, this large swan is wholly white in plumage with an orange beak bordered with black. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob atop the beak, which is larger in males. (Cygnus olor).
Glossy Ibis
The glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is a wading bird in the ibis family Threskiornithidae. The scientific name derives from Ancient Greek plegados and Latin, falcis, both meaning “sickle” and referring to the distinctive shape of the bill.(Plegadis falcinellus)
Laridae
Laridae is a family of seabirds in the order Charadriiforms that includes the gulls, terns and skimmers. It includes around 100 species. They are an adaptable group of mostly aerial birds found worldwide.
Other Wildlife
In the area there are the Bestepe Hills – a Natural Reserve, on top of which you can admire the entire panorama of the Danube Delta. Natural Reserve “Bestepe Hills”. The reserve is one of the rare protected areas where steppe meadows are found on both limestone and siliceous substrates, which increases the total number of plant species. Species such as Goniolimon collinum, Herniaria hirsuta, Ephedra distachya are found only in several other reserves in Tulcea county. From the faunistic point of view, in the reserve, it is worth noting the presence of the species of reed erupts (Circus aeruginosus), serpar (Circaetus gallicus), hazelnut (Accipiter nisus). It is the only reservation in Tulcea county where the presence of the sand beetle (Eryx jaculus) was reported. Species protected in Bestepe Hills: – Bird species: reed erect, vetch erect, owl, owl, small musk, red-eyed birch, black forehead, bayonda, red-hawk, snout, prigoria, surge; – mammalian species: leeches; – reptiles: Dobrogee turtle, small lizard, grass lizard, sandy boot, guler.

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  • Feeling like home
    Danube Delta Birding Tour
    David Kopecký25 Jan 2019
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    Very nice owners and family atmosphere in the middle of beautiful nature.
  • Amazing Wildlife
    Danube Delta Birding Tour
    Sian Abbey11 Jul 2018
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    We had an amazing holiday at Bunica Maria, the hosts were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. The hotel was well equipped, clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The food was excellent and was all local produce. The guided boat trips where just amazing, the guide very knowledgeable about the wildlife and an incredible number of birds to be seen.
  • The perfect place for holiday!
    Bunica Maria Custom Tours
    Alina7 Jul 2018
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    A wonderful place with friendly people, the vegetation and fauna of the Danube Delta are fantastic. The birdwatching trip was amazing...A perfect place for a delightful holiday!
  • Danube Delta - birdwatching and wildlife photography
    Danube Delta Birdwatching Tour
    Stefan Dragan26 Oct 2018
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    We spent 4 extraordinary days at Bunica Maria, in Mahmudia. The food was fresh and very tasty. Guided tours for birdwatching and wildlife photography have remained in our souls, so we are already preparing for another two holidays this year.
  • Best experience ever!
    Danube Delta Birdwatching Tour
    Crina D.25 Jan 2019
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    If you love the nature that's the place you would love to be. Boat trips, birdwatching and that wild life. 😍 The owners are also very friendly and happy to help you with everything you need! I highly recommend Bunica Maria! Enjoy your staying! 😍
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