The Danube is Europe’s lifeline. Springing from the Black Forest Mountains, its journey towards the Black Sea is a marvelous story of life force and abundance. As it finds its way through one country after the other, it picks up other streams and rivers, permanantly enriching its narrative course. Having crossed most of the old continent, its course reaches a majestic end. Like the finest stories, the Danube holds the best for last. An epic story with a legendary ending: the Danube Delta - is the only delta in the world with biosphere reservation status and a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.
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Imagine this. All you can hear is the wind, lazily rocking the willows, and with them, your fishing boat. It’s just you and him. Your biggest catch so far. You’ve got your finest fishing gear beside you in this battle. Only you’re not imagining. This is happening. It’s all true. This will make an excellent fishing story someday. A true fishing story.
The Danube Delta Biosphere Reservation is Romania’s most important area for fish farming, and 135 species of fish are raised here. Most are freshwater varieties, but sea fish from the Black Sea also enter the delta and the river during their mating season.
Soaring in the skies, gazing upon the horizon, birds really do see the big picture. But what happens when we’re the ones that want to see them? The main reason for the Danube Delta’s fame is its bird life, comprising 341 species. The Delta is home to most of Europe’s populations of Great White Pelican and Dalmatian Pelican, 60% of the world’s Pygmy Cormorant and, in winter, 50% of the world’s Red-breasted Goose. During spring and autumn’s migration periods, the Danube Delta provides an important rest area for several million birds, especially ducks, storks and countless species of birds of prey.
Whether you’re taking a break from fishing or plan a specific bird watching safari, this is where you’re also most likely to find waders, terns, ducks, gulls, cormorants, herons, blue seagulls, pygmy cormorants and many more.