Dobruja is maybe the best habitat for European Bee-eaters, European Blue Roller and European Souslik (Ground Squirrel). We know the best places here for photography.
Other species can be found here during this period: Little Owl, Golden Oriole, Hoopoe, Corn Bunting, Northern Wheatear and many other.
Best time is May 1st to June 30th.
The tour is done In North Dobruja (Romania), in the area of Tulcea City. You’ll be accommodated in Tulcea city or Murighiol village, depends on which colony we consider best for that time.
For a maximum quality, we are doing this tour with up to 4 persons. We’ll use 4 individual mobile hides, set close to the Bee-eaters and Blue Rollers colony. The hours of activity are 6:00 – 10:00 and 16:30-20:30 (till after sunset) so we have enough time to take a break for brunch and a little siesta.
|European Bee-eater ( Merops apiaster )||90|
|European Blue Roller (Coracias garrulus)||70|
|European Souslik (Spermophilus citllus)||90|
|Little Owl (Athene noctua)||90|
|Hoopoe ( Upupa epops )||50|
|Golden Oriole ( Oriolus oriolus )||20|
*This numbers are approximate, not exact numbers!
Guided Tour – The guide (professional wildlife photographer) will be with you all the time, will advise you regarding places for photography, will help you to set the hides, will be close to you (in the area), just in case.
Day 1: We wait for you in Tulcea, at the hotel in the afternoon (we’ll send you all the details about the adress by email) and have a short meeting to know each other and to inform you about the program for next day.
Days 2-3: We start at 5:00 from hotel and set the mobile hides in front of Bee-eaters colony. You stay until you feel you finished all subjects there, if it’s sunny, usually we finish everything about 9:30-10:00, if it’s cloudy, we can stay more, as you feel comfortable. In the evening, we go to another colony and we’ll set the hides in other landscape (other tree for birds and other background).
Day 4: We start at 5:00 from hotel and set the photo gear on a wild meadow (in steppe), where are a lot of Sousliks. You can use camouflage or not, animals are moving a lot so you’ll have a lot of subjects also from hide. If you want freedom, to move from animal to animal is no problem, they are not so shy (if you do not want to use an wide lens :-)). We do the same thing in the afternoon, in another place.
Day 5: After a relaxed breakfast (9:00 am), we finish our service.
Accommodation in Tulcea
You will be checked in at a three star pension or hotel, in double or single rooms*, each with its own bathroom, television, air conditioner and central heating.
Included in the price are meals starting with dinner on first day and ending with breakfast on the last day. For all other days you’ll have 3 meals/day.
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* For 1 and 3 persons, a single room is included.
Prices are in Euro, per person and include VAT.
Please click on BOOKING REQUEST button and fill the form. Our agents will process the request and answer to you (usually in less then 24h).
We can do the transfers from Bucharest or Constanta (also Airports) to Tulcea and back.
+40 749 120 009
+40 759 120 009
* For bookings or requests, we always prefer to communicate by email. Thank you!
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