Natural History Tour in Romania

Rhododendron myrtifolium by Dimiter Georgiev

This Natural History Tour will take you to explore the best of Romania’s wildlife and scenery, including the most spectacular birdwatching sites in the Danube Delta and Coastal Dobrogea, the picturesque gorges and twinkling lakes, the swaying hay meadows and endless forests of the Hargita and Southern Carpathian Mountains, with excellent chances to see Brown Bears and other rare European mammals, birds and plants. We will travel back in time as we pass through medieval landscapes, historical towns and castles, admiring the countryside and enjoying the tasty local food!

We start our tour exploring the Dobrogea region, the easternmost part of Romania – a mix of dry, gently rolling steppes and farmlands, dotted with woodland hills, a wealth of lakes, marshes and lush meadows along the Black Sea coast, picturesque villages and medieval castles. In the coastal lagoons and marshlands in the vicinity of Sinoe we will be looking for various water birds, including Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, Marsh Harrier, Collared Pratincole, Kentish Plover, a variety of warblers inhabiting the reedbeds, like the Paddyfield Warbler and Great Reed Warbler, different species of gulls and terns, etc. There will be good chances to encounter the elusive European Golden Jackal in this area, plus a lot of butterflies and dragonflies. While in the area, we will stop at the Greek and Roman ruins of Histria Fortress, where apart from the cultural aspects we will have an opportunity to explore the wildlife of the wetlands surrounding the ruins.

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