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Red-Breasted Goose in Romania

Geese with red feathered breasts come from all over the world to winter in the Romanian delta

Best time: late October–March

Red-Breasted Goose
Red-Breasted Goose
Red-Breasted Goose

If for some reason, you did not manage to visit Danube Delta during the peak of birdwatching season during summer, winter also has its seasonal attractions for birdwatchers. In particular, ​thousands of red-breasted goose settle within the Delta, on the Razim-Sinoe lagoon, and further to the south.

Between late October and March, ​the Delta hosts nearly the half of world's goose population.

Practical info

When is the best time to visit Danube Delta to see the red-breasted goose?

The red-breasted goose is best seen in the Delta between late October and March when nearly half of the world's goose population settle in the Razim-Sinoe lagoon. Winter migration patterns make the Delta ideal for birdwatchers during this period. Visitors can witness thousands of red-breasted geese moving in flocks, making it a must-visit destination for bird enthusiasts. Show more

Where do red-breasted geese usually settle in Romania during the winter?

During winter season, Red-breasted geese prefer to settle in Romania's northern region, particularly the Razim-Sinoe lagoon and areas further south. Danube Delta is an essential ecosystem that supports regional habitats and wildlife. Its World Heritage status conferred by UNESCO unlocks its importance in protecting the Red-breasted goose and other bird species' habitats. Show more

How many red-breasted geese migrate to the Romanian Delta during the winter season?

The number of Red-breasted geese is not specified, although it's known that nearly half of the world's goose population migrates to the Romanian Delta during winter months. Visitors can experience the beauty of thousands of Red-breasted geese in flocks. For nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers, it's an opportunity to see this migratory bird in its natural habitat. Show more

What other bird species can be seen in the Romanian Delta during the winter season?

Visitors can spot a wide variety of waterfowl species during winters in the Romanian Delta, apart from the Red-breasted goose. Migratory birds like gulls, terns and other species stop over in the region. The Delta is also home to birds like the pygmy cormorant, Dalmatian pelican, and the white-tailed eagle. For bird lovers, witnessing these rare species' beauty in their natural habitat is an experience of a lifetime. Show more

Are there any local tour operators that specialize in birdwatching tours to the Danube Delta?

Several local tour operators specialize in birdwatching tours to the Danube Delta. Accredited tour guides provide visitors with educational insights into the Delta's ecosystem while helping them explore the region's landscapes and several diverse bird species. Customized itineraries based on specific needs cater to the birdwatching tour enthusiasts. Experience Romania's breathtaking nature and wildlife on Danube Delta's birdwatching tour. Show more

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