Visit Danube Delta

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A heaven for birds, animals and fish with an endless labyrinth of channels which finally all flow in the Black Sea.

Cormorants in Danube Delta. Photo by Sorin OnisorThe Danube Delta is the best preserved of European deltas, having  an area of over 6000sqkm (4 times the size of London). This land of waters guides you into a journey sprinkled with natural islands, lonely floating forests and incredible wildlife.

 

The Danube Delta is listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve because of its peculiar features and more than 25 types of natural ecosystems. It is considered to be the third in ecological significance among the 300 reserves of the world.

in the Danube Delta. Photo by Sorin OnisorThe Delta is formed around the three main channels of the Danube, named after their respective ports: Chilia, Sulina , and Sfantu Gheorghe.

 

Wherever you look, you can see floating islets covered by rush and reed, rainforest-like lianas, lakes with muddy depths and surfaces carpeted by water lilies. The silent boats of fishermen stir countless pelicans and flocks of cormorants and moor hens from their nests beyond the reed curtains.

Over 300 bird species have been recorded, of which over 176 Wild geese in the Danube Delta. Photo by Sorin Onisorspecies breed here, the most important being cormorant, pygmy cormorant, white pelican and Dalmatian pelican. There are numerous multi-species heron colonies and raptor species including white-tailed eagle.

 

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