DANUBE DELTA, ROMANIA
The mighty Danube River flows 1,788 miles from its springs in Germany’s Black Forest to the Black Sea. Just before reaching the sea it forms the second largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas: 2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands. The Danube Delta is a wildlife enthusiast’s (especially a bird watcher’s) paradise.
Travelers can spend three or more days exploring its passages, teaming with the highest
concentration of bird colonies in all of Europe. The maze of canals bordered by thatch, willows
and oaks entangled in lianas, offers the perfect breeding ground for countless species of birds,
some of them from as far away as China and Africa. Millions of Egyptian white pelicans arrive here
every spring to raise their young, while equal numbers of Arctic geese come here to escape the harsh winters of Northern Europe. »»»
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