WINTER Birdwatching in Dobrudja: Spotting Red-breasted Geese

Previous
Next

South-East Romania, Dobrudja is an wonderful land if you know when to visit it. Winter is one of the special seasons in Dobrudja, 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 Dobrudja.

It is 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.

Dobrudja 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 are 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 4days/3nights to 7days/6nights.

Itinerary

Day 1 – We meet at Tulcea in the afternoon and you check in to a high rated 3 *** hotel. In the evening we have a technical meeting and discuss the program for the next day.

Days 2 – 3 – At 6:00 A.M. we depart on field to see birds, our route will be established based on our updated informations on the field, we travel by our minibus (8 places). We scan fields for geese, especially Red Breasted Geese and other winter birds. We will search for feeding, preening or sleeping spots.

We have the lunch with us and we will have it outside, in a nice place and in the evening we have the dinner at the hotel, in the same time we will take conclusions over the day and we plan the next day program.

For longer tours (more days), all days will have the same program, different will be only the route. Of course, we will insist also on other species of birds.

Day 4 – After breakfast we finish our tour.

Day tours

Are between 6 A.M. until 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.

The price of this program is:

Number of personsNumber of days
4d/3n5d/4n6d/5n7d/6n
18701,2001,6001,950
24906908901,090
3390530690800
4325445565685
5300415530645
6260360460560
Number of nights of accommodation3456
Number of day tours2345

Price is in EURO, per person and inclusive VAT.

Click on “Booking request” and fill the form. Our agents will answer to you (by email) with confirmation and payment details, by your option.

Bookings are based on a 20% deposit from the full payment of the program.

The price includes:

  • Accommodation at 3* hotel in double rooms for the number of nights selected
  • Meals (starting with dinner in the first day, ending with breakfast in the last day, you have all meals included)
  • Day tours in Dobrudja by car, for the number of selected days
  • ENGLISH guidance (guide member of APGDD)

Optional:

  • Single supplement 30 Euro / person / night*

*For 1,3,5 pers group, a single is included in price.

Price does not include:

  • Drinks at the hotel bar
  • Other services or products not specified in the program
  • Any kind of insurance

Airport transfer:

  • Not included in the package price
  • For other places of pick up, please request a price.

We can do the transfers from Bucharest (also Airport) to Tulcea and return.

    • 1-3 pers – 150 euro/one way/sedan car
    • 4-6 pers – 250 euro/one way/minivan

Details

Payments

You can pay online, by card, through EuPlatesc (iPay) system, by PayPal or by bank transfer.

The car

Is a 4X4 vehicle, equipped for heavy terrain, large and comfortable.

Itinerary

It is based on fresh information we have from the field, the guide will decide the route every day.

We will use all daylight for birding and you will be dropped off after sunset, if you do not request an earlier hour.

The guide

Our main activity in Dobrudja and the Danube Delta is GUIDING birders and photographers and we have the best professional guides for this activities. All our guides are members of APGDD (Association of Professional Guides in the Danube Delta).

Please have on you:

  • Raincoat
  • Winter boots
  • Season appropriate clothing. Clothing with colors close to nature are recommended; red, white, yellow and blue are to be avoided
  • Cap
  • Gloves

Even if you’ll go by car, you’ll stay some time outside, to watch the birds.

*Extreme conditions:

In case of extreme weather conditions (snow, roads closed) occurred before the start of the tour, the deposit will be returned in full.

If these extreme conditions occur during the tour, the price will be lowered only for the remaining part of the program not made.

If customers come from another country / region and appear extreme weather conditions, our agency has no obligation to compensate customers in any way for expenses related to flights or other transportation. Also, if extreme weather conditions occurring during the program and the clients can’t go back home, our agency has no obligation to pay accommodation and other additional expenses.

Contact

Email: contact@discoverdanubedelta.com

Phone: (Voice, SMS, WatsApp):

+40 749 120 009  |   +40 759 120 009

* For bookings or requests, we always prefer to communicate by email. Thank you!

Do you like this page? Share-it, let your friends know about it!

TOP