Romania – Photographic Tour
Danube Delta & Ultima Frontiera
17 June to 24 June 2017
Principal Leader: Richard Coomber and local guides
Maximum of six clients.
2017 Cost £1,999 single room supplement £140
Ornitholidays has visited Romania many times over the last 50 years and we now have a photographic tour to the Danube Delta, where we shall stay at Ultima Frontiera, a lodge with its own grounds and photographic hides. The newly constructed lodge boasts large rooms, all with their own en suite facilities, and grounds that extend to over 2,500 acres of fish ponds, reedbeds, lagoons, riverine forest, and salt steppe. On the property there are 20 hides that will be available for our use. Over 100 bird species will be present when we visit in June and September but you may want to choose which you wish to photograph, as these hides will provide you with some great photographic opportunities for many exciting species. The June tour will give you the chance to see some nesting birds, with European Rollers and European Bee-eaters both incubating, or with small young, while European Hoopoes will already have fledged youngsters. The September tour see large numbers of Pygmy Cormorants, waders, egrets, herons, pelicans and terns passing through. On both tours we shall also make use of their “photographic-boat”, kitted out as a floating hide, and we can hope to take photos of Dalmatian and White Pelicans, Whiskered Tern, Ferruginous Duck and both Black-necked and Red-necked Grebes. There will also be a range of other species to be seen, such as Pallas’s Gull, Bearded Reedling, Penduline Tit and a great variety of ducks, herons, egrets and waders. Mammals you may see include Golden Jackal, Muskrat, Otter and Danube Delta Horse (one of the four “wild horses” of Europe). Throughout the tour our guides will be looking after you and advising you on how to get the best results from each of the hides - all the photos here were taken at Ultima Frontiera on our recent tours. Also, please look at our website to see photos that have been taken from the hides by previous Ornitholidays’ groups – you will be impressed at what can be achieved!
|Day 1 Fly to Bucharest
Days 2-7 Danube Delta
Day 8 Depart Bucharest