Dobruja in 4 seasons
Dobruja is fantastic in all 4 seasons. In every season you can see spectacular places together with different species of birds. More then 400 species are here along the 4 seasons.
Spring - March, April, May - Of course is the MIGRATION time, you can see hundreds of species migrating along the Black Sea shore, over the hills or over the Macin Mountains. Temperatures are good to travel, are no insects (I mean mosquitoes and horseflies).
You can see a lot of shore birds along the sea shore, on salty lakes or on fresh water flooded areas. Thousands of raptors are migrating along the rocky hills or over Macin Mountains, on thermals. Thousands of passerines are in migration on meadows, forests and fields.
At the beginning of spring, Dobruja is absolutely fantastic, the best place for birding I know (and I know many!). After half of April also Danube Delta is very interesting for birding so you can choose a mixed tour, Dobruja and Danube Delta).
Summer - June, July, August - Summers in Dobruja are hot (very hot) and dry (very dry). Stars of this season are Blue Rollers, European Bee Eaters and Hoopoes, we know the best places for this birds, together witl Little Owls, Sand Martin and many other species. In Summer, the tours are done EARLY in the morning and in the evening. At mid day is very painful to stay outside.
Autumn - September, October, November - The migration is starting early, in September is already on. Along the sea shore and in Macin Mountains is fabulous to watch birds in the morning. Some of them are just passing (many raptors and shore birds) but some of them will stay here for winter. Late in the autumn the Geese are coming also, including the Winter star - RBG Red Breasted Goose. Temperatures are again very good to travel.
Winter - December, January, February - Is Geese time and also Ducks time. It is cold, sometimes we have also snow (very rare even heavy snow) but the prize is huge. Flocks of White-Fronted Geese (and some Lesser also), RBG, Greylag Geese, Whooper Swans, Tundra Swans are on the fields, Shelduck, Tufted, Mallard, Gadwall, Pintail, Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Garganey, Pochard, Red-crested Pochard, Ferruginous, Scaup, Long-tailed, Goldeneye, Smew, Goosander, Red-breasted Merganser, White-headed Ducks can be seen on waters everywhere in Dobruja (not really everywhere but we know where :-)). Of course, many raptors are following Geese and Ducks.
Our favourite season for Dobruja tours is from October 15 to April 15.