WINTER Birdwatching in Dobrudja: Spotting Red-breasted Geese

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  • Group Type: Private
  • Duration: 4d/3n - 7d/6n
  • Availability: December - February
  • Max Group: 6 pers
  • Age: +12
  • Start / End: Tulcea (Hotel)
  • Language: English (live guide)
  • Level: Easy

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.

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

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

Booking request form

Please click on BOOKING REQUEST button and fill up the form. Our agents will process the request and answer to you (usually in less then 24h). Please check also the SPAM folder for our email.

Payment

You can pay online, by card, by PayPal, Revolut or by wire transfer.

Bookings

Request a booking implies acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Payments can be done by bank transfer, PayPal or any kind of Card, through EuPlatesc (iPay) system.

Equipment

Being an winter tour that involves travel by land, you need a very good personal equipment. It should contain:

  • Waterproof clothing – in Dobrudja even if it’s not rains, winter is likely to be fog and / or wind. Only good quality clothes will keep you warm and dry.
  • Waterproof footwear for mud – GOOD! boots and / or rubber boots  We will travel through mud or snow, even if not on long distance, though you should be well prepared for this.
  • The color of clothes is also very important. Please bring clothes in colors more natural, as close to the colors of nature surrounding. The brown camouflage pattern are the best. If you come in red clothes, yellow or other colors from the city you will certainly don’t get too close to wildlife.

As birdwatching equipment, you should have with you:

  • Binoculars (GOOD! one, it’s winter and light is not so generous)
  • Camera and spare batteries (cold weather downloads them much faster)
  • Books of birds in your language (if it’s other then English)

We’ll have with us:

  • A scope for the entire group
  • Water and food for lunch(es)

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!

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