Hobby Tours
Environmental Tour Operator

3. Romanian Transect -10 days
(Danube Delta, Dobrogea and Transylvania)

1-st day, Otopeni-Tulcea
After your arrival at Bucharest Otopeni Airport our Staff will pick you up and transfer you to Tulcea (the city which is the main gate to the Danube Delta) with an air-conditioned minibus. During the journey depending on the time of day, we will have the chance to see perched on poles and wires: Rollers, Lesser-grey Shrikes, Red-footed Falcons and with some luck, at dawn Little Owls on the chimneys.
2-nd day, Histria wetlands and Chituc sandbank
After an early breakfast we will visit Histria wetlands (one of the most renowned Romanian “birding” wetlands and in the same time a prime archeological site) where we will have the possibility to see Black-winged Stilts, Avocets, Garganey, Teal, Pintail, Caspian-, Black-, Wiskered-, White-winged Black-, Sandwich- and Gull-billed Terns, Hoopoe, Bearded Reedlings to name only a few of the potential highlights. We will have our packed lunch in a splendid place near the Histria ruins. After lunch we will drive to the Chituc sandbank. The Chituc sandbank is separating the Sinoe brackish lake and the Black Sea, its one of Romania’s prime ornithological destinations, providing most of the rare bird sights of the last decade. The sea-shore is a good place for Slender-billed, Mediterranian and Little Gulls, Sanderlings, Turnstones, Dunlins, Curlews, Little and Teminck Stints, Broad-billed Sandpipers, Wood Sandpipers, Marsh Sandpipers, Redshanks Spotted Redshanks and Greenshanks. In the bushes near the seashore we can spot different Flycatchers and Warblers and in the reedbeds we have good chances (if in the right season) for the elusive Paddyfield Warblers.
3-rd day, Tulcea-Macin
After breakfast we will visit some rocky habitats at the edge of the Macin National Park, this is a totally different habitat with very good chances of seeing excitingly new bird species for the trip. Our target species are: Pied Wheatear, Isabelline Wheatear (best chances in spring), Rock Thrush, Woodchat Shrike, Levant Sparrowhawk, Long-legged Buzzard, Booted Eagle, Pallid and Montague Harrier, Saker falcon, etc.

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