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Pelicans in the Danube delta, their European stronghold

     The Danube Delta has long time been a paradise for the pelicans, this reveals several studies done in the area. The third survey on the species, realized this year, confirms it. Researchers and volunteers participated in counting both species of pelicans known to...

Spring in the Danube Delta – a true birdwatchers’ paradise

Spring is already long time settled in the Danube delta and the birdwatching season has started intensively. Although the migration of the birds of prey happened in a rush we still had the chance of spotting some in their way to their further north breeding areas....

Mid-winter waterbird census 2018 in Romania

Every year in January, volunteers and specialists all over the world participate in the annual mid-winter waterbird census. The action is coordinated by Wetlands International and this year it reached it’s 52nd anniversary. Up to today, the census has counted...

DONAUDELTA – MIT RAD UND SCHIFF – BUKAREST

An article wrote by Christine Colella.Donaudelta mit Bildern 5. Juni: Die Reise begann mit Turbulenzen. Der schon zuvor gebuchte 7 Uhr Flug von Wien Schwechat nach Bukarest wurde 2 Wochen vor Abreise storniert. Wir wurden auf den 10:05 Flug umgebucht. Aber auch dieser...

Auch die scheuen rumänischen Bären lieben Süssigkeiten

An article wrote by Jon Duschletta published on the 21st of May 2015 in Engadiner Post.     ep-58_2015-rumänische-bären In Rumänien leben nach offiziellen Angaben rund 6 300 Braunbären, 3 000 Wölfe und 1 000 Luchse. Die Menschen nehmen es gelassen, Schafe...

The early moths

Although it’s pretty early for moth identification trips, in the first week of March, barely waiting to test the new moth light system, we managed to spot a few early species in quite abundant numbers. In two evenings, in less than an hour (it’s still...

Short spring hike and picnic in the forest

We did a short hiking trip today through the Transylvanian woods in search for the Bear Garlic plants (Allium ursinum) and other early plants. The nature is truly alive, we were accompanied the whole time by the calls of singing birds and flowers like Wood Violet,...