The Danube Delta - Europe’s youngest land- is one of the most picturesque areas not only in Romania but also in the whole of Europe- a paradise of waters, fishes, birds and bees. It is a triangle of water and land gathered between the three branches of the big river, which, after crossing eight countries to flow into the Black Sea, presents a magnificent show of nature in all its splendour. All over the Danube Delta, the scenery is fascinating. It’s like walking through a large park, but one consisting of marshes, canals and lagoons.

The vegetation includes huge reed areas, a flowery landscape of an overwhelming diversity; include white and yellow lotus flowers. More than 300 species of birds can be found here. You may see the White Pelicans here (this region shelters Europe’s largest white pelican and Dalmatian pelican colonies), the small and the big Egret, the white and the red Goose (half the world’s red-breasted goose population winters here), the white and the yellow Heron, the Spoonbill, the Pygmy Cormorant (60% of the world’s small pygmy cormorant population is here), the Glossy Ibis, the Little Bittern.  Several interesting species of raptor including White-tailed and Lesser Spotted Eagles, Saker and Black Kite may be seen along with many forms of warbler, wader and tern.  

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