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ROMANIA BIRDING TOURS > TOUR INFORMATION AT A GLANCE

The tour: An eight day holiday to southeastern Romania, focusing on the spectacular autumn migration of waterbirds, raptors and passerines. Apart from the migrants some special breeding and resident birds of the region are still available at this time of the year.

Locations to be visited: Our first base will be in Sinoe village nearby the Black Sea (3 nts) and we will discover the birdrich Sinoe lagoon complex and some steppe habitats from here. Then we will continue to the Danube Delta, where our base will be Sfantu Gheorghe fishing village (3nts) and then Braila for 1 night. In the Delta we will visit the famous Sachalin Island and small channels and lakes around Sf. Gheorghe. The last birding day will be spent in the Baragan Plain in search of Dotterels.

Group Size: The tour is guaranteed departure from 3 participants upwards with a maximum group size of 10 participants plus Sakertour leader.

Accommodation: Comfortable 3-4 star hotels with all rooms en suite. In the Danube Delta our base for three nights will be in Sfantu Gheorghe fishing village, in a 4 star Pension complex just in a bank of the Danube. In Braila we use a medium grade lakeside Hotel for one night, and 3 nights in the Black Sea coast in a nice 4 star rural accommodation.

Meals: All included in the price. The food is good. Breakfast and dinner at the hotels. Lunches will either be taken at a traditional place or as picnics in the field. We supply hot drinks (coffe, tea) and water throughout the day.

Walking: Easy walks over flat terrain. Sturdy waterproof walking shoes advised.

Travel: Bucharest to Bucharest. Ground transport with automobile or VW minibus, depending on the number of participants. In the Danube Delta we use small or medium size boats depending on the number of participants.

Expected birdlist: 170-190 species