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Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is famous as a birds’ paradise and is ideal for exploring the flora and fauna throughout the year; Picture Gallery.

Mainly at the time of bird migration from March till May as well as from the end of August until October, you will be able to watch either on your own initiative or with a guide, either by foot or from the boat, more than 325 mostly rare species of European birds, more than 200 of them breeding there.

In the following and in our picture gallery a small survey, owithout claim to completeness: great white & Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus & P. crispus), bittern & little bittern (Botaurus stellaris & Ixobrychus minutus), glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Eurasian spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), red-breasted goose (Branta ruficollis), ferruginous duck (Aythya nyroca), long-legged buzzard (Buteo rufinus), white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus), Western osprey (Pandion haliaetus), red-footed falcon (Falco vespertinus), stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), ruff (Philomachus pugnax), gull-billed tern (Gelochelidon nilotica), Caspian tern (Sterna caspia), short-eared owl (Asio flammeus), Eurasian nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus), hoopoe (Upupa epops), common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), bee-eater (Merops apiaster), roller (Coracias garrulus), Isabelline wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina), rufus-tailed rock-thrush (Monticola saxatilis), woodchat shrike (Lanius senator) und rosy starling (Sturnus roseus).

But there are also amphibians and reptiles to be discovered which have at other places fallen victim to the over-population of the planet: Danube crested newt (Triturus dobrogicus), fire-bellied toad (Bombina bombina), common tree frog (Hyla arborea), common tortoise (Testudo graeca), European pond terrapin (Emys orbicularis), steppe runner (Eremias arguta), Balkan green lizard (Lacerta trilineata dobrogica), snake-eyed skink (Ablepharus kitaibelii), Caspian whip snake (Dolichophis caspius), four-lined snake (Elaphe quatuorlineata) as well as sand viper (Vipera ammodytes); Picture Gallery.

Also mammals that have become rare for the same reason elsewhere are still part of the fauna here, such as European souslik (Spermophilus citellus), golden jackal (Canis aureus), raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), marbled polecat and steppe polecat (Vormela peregusna & Mustela eversmanni), otters (lutra lutra) and wild cat (Felis silvestris), yet even a population of the last European minks (Mustela lutreola) are still living in the Delta region; Picture Gallery.

In the middle of May the sight of thousands of red wild peonies (Paeonia peregrina & P. tenuifolia) in full bloom in Babadag Forest and in the Slava Valley will be an impressive experience; later in the year, it is the carpets of water lilies (Nymphaea alba) on the waters of the Delta and numerous representatives of the forest-steppe as well as the aquatic flora, many of them very rare to find, that will thrill at least every botanist’s heart; Picture Gallery.

Excursions to the surroundings, one-day boat trips and boat trips for several days with an expert guide (languages: English, French, German, Italian, Romanian) to visit the most interesting bird-watching places; in spring-time we gladly show you the most hidden places of rare luxuriant flowers; for details and prices click here, further information on request.