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Danube Delta – Dobrudja Spring Tour (19 - 26, May 2017)

One of the largest wetlands in the world! Its diverse habitats and very rich birdlife make it undoubtedly one of Europe`s finests birding destinations! The coastal Dobrudjean steppe, rocky valleys and woodlands provide a unique opportunity, especially in spring and autumn time, to see thousands of breeding and migrating birds, which are rare or missing in other parts of Europe! Birding in the Danube Delta during springtime is one of the most spectacular events and always produce a long list of specialties. The huge number and variety of birds present here at this time is unique in Europe. Colourful Rollers, Bee-eaters, Hoopoes and Lesser Grey and Red-backed Shrikes have already arrived and are frequent roadside birds. In May, the breeding season is in full swing and specialities to watch for include Dalmatian and White Pelicans, Pygmy Cormorant, White-tailed Eagle, Levant Sparrowhawk, Great Black-headed Gull, Black and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, Thrush Nightingale and Paddyfield Warbler. Waterbirds are numerous and breeding-plumaged Black-necked and Red-necked Grebes, Glossy Ibises, Spoonbills, Squacco Herons, Whiskered and White-winged Terns are abundant. Dobrudja with its coastal shallow lagoons and karst valleys can provide different special birds from the actual delta such as Broad-billed Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper, Collared Pratincole, Booted Eagle, Red-rumped Swallow, Calandra Lark, Short-toed Lark, Pied and Isabelline Wheatears and Ortolan and Black-headed Buntings. We always design our tours to show as many special birds of the region as possible to our clients!

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Date(s):
18 – 25 May 2018 – Places available


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Latest trip Report(s):
Danube Delta - Dobrudja Spring Tour 2016
Danube Delta - Dobrudja Spring Tour 2014


Danube Delta – Dobrudja Autumn Tour (25 August - 1 September, 2017)

One of the largest wetlands in the world! Its diverse habitats and very rich birdlife make it undoubtedly one of Europe`s finests birding destinations! The coastal Dobrudjean steppe, rocky valleys and woodlands provide a unique opportunity, especially in spring and autumn time, to see thousands of breeding and migrating birds, which are rare or missing in other parts of Europe! The goal of our autumn Danube Delta tour is to capture the real migration feeling and surely this is the place to witness this spectacle! The autumn migration along the western coast of the Black Sea is busy and masses of birds use this route to wintering areas further south. Lagoons with shallow water attract plenty of shorebirds, while in the bushy vegetation of the steppe habitats and along the seashore many passerines are hiding. The autumn sky can sometimes be full with raptors, storks and bee-eaters as they migrate south. Apart from the migrants we can still find a lot of the resident or special birds of the region such as White and Dalamatian Pelicans, Collared Pratincole, Isabelline Wheathear, Paddyfield Warbler, Sombre Tit, Levant Sparrowhawk. We will surely come across scarce and rare migrants. On our previous visits in this time of the year yielded birds like Greater Spotted Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Pallid Harrier, Lesser Kestrel Eleonora’s Falcon, White-tailed Plover, Black-winged Pratincloe, Broad-billed and Terek Sandpipers, Great Black-headed Gull, Isabelline Shrike and Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler to name but a few!

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Date(s):
25 August – 1 September 2017 – Places available


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Latest trip Report(s):
Danube Delta - Dobrudja Autumn Tour 2016
Danube Delta - Dobrudja Autumn tour 2015


Transylvania Birding Tour (26 May - 2 June, 2017)

Transylvania with its pine and beech forests, rocky gorges, and rolling grasslands, wet and alpine meadows offers a great birdwatching experience! In fact this rarely explored and long forgotten part of Europe is getting more popular especially for its wonderful natural heritage. The special birdlife of the area is amazing and Sakertours have been visiting Transylvania since 1996! In 20 years we have built up a great knowledge of the best birding places, and after running an extension to this area for some years we realized the need of a proper tour to this magical place. Finally we have a tour on its own which can still be combined with our Danube Delta – Dobrudja Spring Tour offering a unique 15 days birding in Eastern Europe. The timing is crucial as we also visit some high altitude areas in the Carpathians.

In Transylvania Lesser-Spotted Eagles hunt over the wet meadows, Great Grey, Lesser Grey and Red-backed Shrikes coexist almost in the same habitats, Ural Owl breeds in the mixed oak-beech forests alongside Red-breasted and Collared Flycatchers. The colourful Wallcreeper can be found in deep ravines. High in the alpine meadows it is possible to see breeding Shore Larks and Alpine Accentors while in the pine forest our targets will be Capercaillie, Three-toed Woodpecker, Firecrest and Nutcracker. In limestone habitat we will search for Golden Eagle, Corncrake, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Rock and Ortolan Buntings. We will also look for Carpathian Brown Bears. We have a good chance to see these huge creatures in their natural habitat when we visit our hides in a late afternoon.

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Date(s):
25 May – 1 June 2018 – Places available


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Latest trip Report(s):
Transylvania extension 2014