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Bird Watching in the Danube Delta, Romania

A Half-day Birding in Romania Trip focusing on bird watching and wildlife tour around the beautiful Danube Delta. This tour includes a boat trip that will give you a real taste for bird watching in the Danube Delta and a late lunch in a family-owned eco-lodge with home-cooked traditional meals using fresh fish and other local ingredients.

The trip lasts around three hours, offering you the opportunity to see an abundance of wildlife in a gentle and relaxed way.

This small-group birding tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows the Danube Delta very well and can introduce you to some of its hidden charms.

You will visit distinct ecosystems on your Danube Delta bird watching tour. There are wetlands of water channels and lakes, forests, and areas of reclaimed agricultural land in the Carasuhat area that have been a focus of conservation efforts.

The Danube is Europe’s second-longest river, rising in Germany and emptying into the Black Sea at the Romanian coast. A bird watching tour in the peaceful green landscapes of the Danube Delta is a tonic for the mind, enabling you to wind down from your busy life and just enjoy being in nature.

Top Reasons to Visit

  • The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve was included in the List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1990 (UNESCO World Heritage) when it was recognised as a wetland of international importance, especially as a wildfowl habitat.
  • At 2,200 square miles, the Danube Delta is regarded as one of Europe’s largest wetlands, laced with branches of the main river, marshland, canals, and reeded islands. It has the most extensive area of compact reed beds in the world.
  • The Danube Delta is the best preserved of Europe’s delta ecosystems. It is the perfect breeding ground for thousands of birds that migrate there from around the world. More than that, a Danube Delta birding watching tour can be a rewarding one year-round.
  • The Biosphere Reserve is the world’s third-largest area for biodiversity, following only Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands in the number of species (5,500 types of flora and fauna) it supports.
  • Important species found while on a Danube Delta bird watching tour include Pygmy Cormorant, White Pelican, Dalmatian Pelican, White-tailed Eagle, Ferruginous Duck, Red-breasted Goose, Glossy Ibis, Marsh Harrier, Purple Heron, Spoonbill, Kingfisher, Squacco Heron, White Stork, Caspian Tern, Red-footed Falcon, and Roller.
  • Our Danube Delta Bird Watching tour also has a conservation focus, highlighting the Carasuhat area. Since 1993 this has been part of an ecological reconstruction project, returning former agricultural land in the Danube Delta to a natural habitat for breeding birds.

Keen on wildlife photography as well as bird watching in the Danube Delta? Why not consider our alternative Romania Wildlife Photo Tour

Alternative Tour Name: One day in the Danube Delta - Bird watching tour
Day 1
Half Day Trip

Our trip today will last about three hours.

Our tour is concentrated on an ecological reconstruction area, Carasuhat, but also in the "traditional" Danube Delta: Litcov channel, Gorgova, Porcoava, Isac and Uzlina Lakes etc.

Carasuhat area became a good place for bridding for some species: Avocets, Black-winged Stilts, Waders, Terns, Gulls etc.

During the boat trip you'll have the chance to see lot of birds. With luck we will find Kingfishers, White-tailed Eagles, Pelicans, Purple, Grey and Squacco Herons, White and Little Egrets, Glossy ibis, and many other interesting species. We may also see an East Asian Raccoon Dog, wild cats, wild boar and Eurasian Otters.

We return to the guesthouse for a late lunch of traditional fish dishes, followed by a short rest.

Some of the wildlife expected to see on this trip are:

Birds: White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus), Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), Great White Egret (Casmerodius albus), Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea), Grey Heron (Ardea Cinerea)  Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus), Black-winged Slilt (Himantopus himantopus), Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), Kingfisher (Alcedo Atthis), White-Tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Red-breasted Goose(Branta ruficollis), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina), Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca), Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

The tour will offer you the opportunity to see also lot of wildlife.

Vegetation: European white waterlily (Nymphaea alba), Yellow waterlily (Nuphar lutea) Fringed waterlily (Nymphoides peltate), Reed (Phragmites communis), Cattai l(Typha latifolia, T. angustifolia), Yellow Iris (Iris pseudocorus), Arrowhead (Sagittaria sagittifolia), Tamarisk Tamarix ramosissima), Sea Buckthorn (Hyppophae rhamnoides), White Poplar (Populus alba), Grey Poplar (Populus canescens) and Trembling Poplar (Populus tremula).

Mammals: Golden Jackal (Canis aureus), Wild Cat (Felis silvestris), the Racoon Dog (Nyctereutes procynoides), Otter (Lutra lutra), Belly fox (Vulpes melanogaster), Hare (Lepus europaeus), the European Mink (Mustela lutreola), Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), Muskrat (Ondrata zibethica), Nutria (Myocaster coypus).

Fishes: Catfish (Silurus glanis), Carp (Cyprinus carpio), Pike (Esox Lucius), Bream (Abramis brama), Danube Shad (Alosa pontica), Tench (Tinca tinca), Prussian Carp (Carassius auratus gibelio), Perch(Perca fluviatilis).

What is included?

  • Services of a professional guide, english speaking, complete with a supply boat
  • Boat cruises in customised passenger boats
  • All entrance and camping fees for the Danube Delta Natural Reserve
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • All Applicable Taxes
  • Binoculars 8x40
  • A late lunch of traditional fish dishes,

What is not included?

  • Drinks
  • Optional safari extensions
  • Anything not mentioned in "What is included".

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Why should I book with Bunica Maria?

Visit the only Delta entirely declared Natural reserve, unwinding in a locally owned Guesthouse, enjoying traditonal food like Grandma use to make. Admire Pelicans, Purple Herons, Pygmy cormorants, Rollers, Bee-eaters in a conservation-minded tour, while savouring locally sourced fresh food.

Do I need a minimum fitness level to join this tour?

No special fitness level. We will travel by confortable boats and you will sit down all the time.

Do you have any age restriction to join this tour?

Even if you are young or have a respectable age this tour is appropriate for you! You olny need to love nature :)

Can I book accommodation for us, prior to the start/end of the tour?

Yes, we can offer this service with extracosts.

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Tour Facts

  • Danube Delta Mahmudia
  • On Request
  • Half Day Trip
  • Birds
  • Up to 6 guests
  • Half Day
  • April to October
  • Leisurely
  • English
  • Tulcea Airport or Contact us to know
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