This expert-led one-week tour with Ashley Grove or Bret Charman to the Danube Delta offers great photographic opportunities from purpose-built hides where you can target everything from golden jackals to insects and a variety of birds.
At the mouth of the Danube Europe's second largest river delta is one of the continent's great wetland wildernesses. In spring and autumn this is a haven for migrating birds, as well as being a permanent home to a wealth of wildlife that includes not only resident birds, but mammals, reptiles, amphibians and an impressive diversity of insects. We use purpose-built hides to photograph the area's wildlife in the intricate network of waterways and lakes, and along the margins of the Black Sea.
Our base is a remote and quiet lodge on a private reserve at the heart of the Delta (access is by boat only), whose 1,000 hectare site holds a variety of different habitats that support an impressive diversity of fauna and flora. An extensive network of trails allows access to all prime areas, and more than twenty photographic hides have been established to target key species.
In May resident golden jackals are often seen with their pups, and one hide looks over their den. There are more than 150 resident bird species, and hides are set up to target a number of these. Both European rollers and Eurasian hoopoes are common and the hides should provide opportunities to photograph species such as white-tailed eagle, western marsh harrier, little owl, collared pratincole, European bee-eater, common kingfisher, and black, grey-headed and lesser spotted woodpeckers.
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