South-East Romania, Dobruja is an wonderful land if you know when to visit it. Winter is one of the special seasons in Dobruja, here we can see a lot of geese, including the famous Red-breasted, White-fronted or Lesser White-fronted Goose, Whooper Swans and many raptors. Winter is an exceptional season for birders and photographers in Dobruja.
Best time: Red-breasted Geese are here from late November until early March. Best time is December 1st – February 25th.
The tour start/end in: Tulcea, Romania.
It’s an winter tour, a combination of photography and birdwatching tour. We have with us both, cameras and binoculars / scopes. If we can’t get close enough to the birds for (photo) shooting, we just enjoy their presence and see them through binoculars or scopes.
Dobruja is a fantastic place, especially in winter. Thousands of geese wintering here, sleeping at night on the lakes and swamps of the Danube Delta and grazing on day light on fields cultivated with cereals. Besides, a lot of other birds can be seen here in winter. We’re constantly looking to see and Buzzard of all kinds, Long-eared Owl, Nutcrackers, White Tailed Eagle, Spotted Eagle, Trumpeter Swans, Tits, Goldcrest, Bramblings and plenty of other forest birds. Now with the leafless forest, birds are very easy to see.
Our tours can take from 4 days / 3 nights to 7 days / 6 nights.
Day 1 – We meet at Tulcea in the afternoon and you check in to a good 3 *** hotel. In the evening we have a technical meeting and discuss the program the next day.
Days 2 and 3 – At 6:00 we depart on field to see birds, our route will be established based on our fresh info on the field, we travel by our minibus (8 places). We scan fields for geese, especially Red Breasted Geese and other winter birds. We’ll search for feeding, preening or sleeping spots.
We have the lunch with us and we’ll eat it outside, in a nice place and in the evening we have the dinner at the hotel, in the same time we’ll take conclusions over the day and we plan the next day program.
For longer tours (more days), all days will be the same program, different will be only the route. Of course, we’ll insist also on other species of birds.
Day 4 – After breakfast we say “Goodbye” and finish our tour.
It is done in a 3 *** hotel in double rooms. We collaborate with very good quality hotels in Tulcea and know exactly where to accommodate you, according to our program.
Breakfast and dinner are in the restaurant and we will take lunch to go.
We move with an 8 +1 minivan (up to 6 pers) or 4X4 car (up to 3 pers), well maintained.
We have the best team of guides in this area. Guides are good specialists of these areas, they know exactly what and where to find geese and other birds. We will give you all the information you need, about birds and about the places we go.
Being an winter tour that involves travel by land, you need a very good personal equipment. It should contain:
Runs from 6 am to sunset. We drive on roads or not, the decision to cross a field belongs exclusively to the driver and will be taken depending on weather and road conditions (mud, ice, etc.).
Usually we go on the fields, scan for flocks of geese and then we find a good spot with the sun in the back and watch what happens. Is it possible to travel on foot, over relatively short distances to access a place where we can not reach by car.
If the weather gets worse (heavy snow or fog), guide and / or driver can interrupt the tour. Customer safety is first, we always want to make sure that we can get back to town without problems.
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Price is in EURO, per person and include VAT.
*For 1,3,5 pers group, a single is included in price.
We can do the transfers from Bucharest (also Airport) to Tulcea and back.
* NOT included in the package price!
** For other places of pick up, please request a price.
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Before booking please read the terms and conditions, request a booking implies acceptance of terms and conditions.
Bookings are done based on a deposit of 20% of the total price of the program.
The rest of the payment have to be done 30 days before the tour start. If the tour is booked less then 30 days before departure, the full price will be paid.