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Hungarian populated Székelyland, the land of Dracula in Romania

WHY TRANSYLVANIA? Full bird list of Transylvania (downloadable)
  1. Subalpine Carpathian spruce forest with mixed deciduous forest in Romania
  2. Pristine landscape with limestone gorges and high Carpathian mountains
  3. Home of Brown Bears, Wolves and Lynx
  4. Several great reserves inhabited by a good number of Carpathian birds
  5. Breeding raptors (Golden and Lesser Spotted Eagles, Honey Buzzard and Goshawk)
  6. Several hundred pairs of Corncrakes
  7. Several Capercaillie lekking grounds and Hazel Grouse
  8. Easily accessible Wallcreeper breeding grounds
  9. Other limestone species like Craig Martin, Alpine Swift, Rock Thrush and Rock Bunting
  10. Pygmy, Tengmalm’s and Ural Owls are regular breeders
  11. Ten species of woodpeckers breeding, particularly good for Black-, Grey-headed- and Three-toed Woodpeckers
  12. Other interesting spruce forest specialties are common like Ring Ouzel, Nutcracker, Firecrest, Crested Tit
  13. Thrush Nightingale, Great Grey Shrike, Common Rosefinch and Ortolan Bunting breeding

Habitat diversity:
(1) Carpathian spruce forest (2) Mountain streams (3) Alpine orchid meadows (4) Wide valleys (5) Limestone gorges (6) Rocky outcrops

Bird specialities and best watchig period
Bird specialities Best watching period
Black Stork April to August
Golden Eagle all year round
Lesser Spotted Eagle Late March to August
Hazel Grouse all year round-best April; September
Capercaillie Mid-April to mid-May; August-September
Corncrake Early May to mid-June
Ural Owl May to September
Tengmalm’s Owl year dependent; Late April to early June
Scops Owl Late April to July
Alpine Swift Mid-April to July
Black Wodpecker all year round
Grey-headed Woodpecker all year round
Syrian Woodpecker all year round
White-backed Woodpecker irregular-best time in April; Septmber
Three-toed Woodpecker Late April to October
Woodlark March to October
Crag Martin Late April to June
Water Pipit Late April to August
Citrine Wagtail irregular-best second half of April
Dipper all year round
Thrush Nightingale May to July
Rockthrush Late April to August
Ring Ouzel Mid-April to September
Barred Warbler May
Firecrest Late April to August
Red-breasted Flycatcher May
Crested Tit all year round
Willow Tit all year round
Long-tailed Tit March to November
Wallcreeper Mid-April to early October
Red-backed Shrike Late April to September
Lesser Grey Shrike May to August
Great Grey Shrike all year round
Nutcraker all year round; best April and August to September
Hawfinch all year round
Siskin all year round
Bullfinch all year round
Crossbill all year round
Common Rosefinch Mid-May to July
Ortolan Bunting Late April to July
Rock Bunting March to October

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