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Birds of the Danube Delta

Listed under Wildlife in Dobrogea, Romania.

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3000 pelican couples, families of swans, cormorants, spoonbills and egrets galore live amongst the maze of reeds and channels of the vast Danube Delta. The water is nutrient rich by the end of its long journey and provides a safe and abundant environment for waterfowl to raise their young. Baby birds poke their bills out from the forests of reeds and other birds build vast nesting colonies and take turns patrolling the extremities.

The best way to see the delta is by small boat, which allows bird spotters to approach birds slowly and stealthily. As well as the enormous bird population, the Danube Delta is home to muskrats, beavers, wolves, enot (racoon dogs) and European Mink. There are also numerous species of tortoise, snakes and lizard.

Written by  Jodie Kimbah.

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“Danube Delta”

'The waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas. The Danube delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes.' © UNESCO/World … Read more...

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Waterfowl Paradise

3000 pelican couples, families of swans, cormorants, spoonbills and egrets galore live amongst the maze of reeds and channels of the vast Danube Delta. The water is nutrient rich by the end of its long journey and provides a safe and abundant environment for waterfowl to raise their young. Baby birds poke their bills out from the forests of reeds and other birds build vast nesting colonies and take turns patrolling the extremities.

The best way to see the delta is by small boat, which allows visitors to approach birds slowly and stealthily. As well as the enormous bird population, the Danube Delta is home to muskrats, beavers, wolves, enot (raccoon dogs) and European Mink. There are also numerous species of tortoise, snakes and lizard.

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