Danube Delta in the end of August 2015

We had a fabulous birding trip to Danube Delta this year with 175 bird species recorded by the group within 7 days of birding! I would characterize this tour as an easy and very productive tour as we focus on the very best places for migrants in the right time of the year.

Highlights of the week were 2 Terek Sandpiper, 202 Broad-billed Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Dotterel, Little Crake, Saker Falcon, Levant Sparrowhawk, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Pallid Harrier. We also witnessed an amazing visible migration of Purple Herons on the day of  30th of August when we counted 1620 of them moving South constantly in late afternoon.

The highlight list is not over as we found some more interesting birds like White and Dalmatian Pelican, Little Bittern, Pallas`s Gull, Slander-billed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Baltic Gull, over 60 Gull-billed Tern, 100+ Caspian Tern, Arctic Skua, Black Woodpecker (8 species of Woodpecker on the list too), Wryneck with Thrush Nightingale in a same tree, Isabelline and Pied Wheatear, Moustached Warbler, Rosy Starling and so on.

In the next I would like to share a selection of images from this tour with you.

More details/booking info from this tour you can find HERE

Purple Herons Within 3 hours we counted 1620 Purple Herons from one place (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

Squacco Heron Winter plumage Squacco Heron (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

Little Bittern Young Little Bittern with a frog (Photo: Glen Novinger)

white pelican White Pelicans (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

Danube Delta chanels Danube Delta trafic (Photo: Howard Crowe)

P1080395 Looking for Skuas at the Black Sea coast (Photo: Howard Crowe)

Broad-billed sandpiper, Danube Delta Broad-billed Sandpipers (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

stone curlew Hiding Stone Curlew (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

Little Crake Little Crake (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

Dotterel Dotterels (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

lesser spotted eagle Lesser Spotted Eagle (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

saker Adult Saker Falcon (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

long-eared owl Long-eared Owl (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

Pallid Harrier Female Pallid Harrier (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

gullbilledtern Gull-billed Tern with a frog (Photo: János Oláh)

pallasgull_secondyear Second callendar year Pallas`s Gull (Photo: János Oláh)

Roller Roller (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

lesser grey shrike Lesser Grey Shrike (Photo: Zoltán Baczó)

P1080105 Black Woodpecker (Photo: Howard Crowe)

We are looking forward to a great trip again in 2016.

 

Yours sincerely,

Sakertour team

Sakertour

 

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