Bird Watching

Danube Delta Birds

If there’s one thing that everybody knows about the Danube Delta, it’s the fact that it’s one of the world’s most amazing bird paradises. With 331 different species flying around every year, it certainly is a unique place, where birdwatchers can feel at home.

[adsense]Here’s a quick list with some of the most important of them:

Of all the 300 birds that enjoy their time in the Danube Delta, I think it’s only natural to put the pelican, both the common (Pelecanus onocrotalus) and Dalmatian (Pelecanus crispus) on top of the list.

It’s the most spectacular of them all and when people think of the birds in this place, it is the first that pops to mind.

Danube Delta Pelicans
Danube Delta Pelicans

Many of the people the visit these places come specifically to see this monument of nature. For a good reason then, the pelican is the symbol of the Danube Delta, the Tulcea county and the whole of Dobrogea. The largest colony is located in the Roșca-Buhaiova reserve, a strictly protected area in the north of the delta.

Another important bird is the cormorant. We have here 61% of the whole pygmy cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus) population in Europe. They even spend the winter in here.

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