Short Birdwatching Tour (4 days / 3 nights)

newCarska Bara is a well-known bird sanctuary east of Novi Sad is an important bird watching area and Ramsar site. The reserve consists of a flooded forest with large seasonal pools and extensive reedbeds (the largest in Serbia), fringed with willow and poplar woodland. The surrounding fish ponds are the largest in Europe and host significant concentrations of waterbirds. The area can be explored on foot and by boat, and a number of platforms and hides allow views over the pools and reedbeds.


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Day 1 (Nov 19)
Arrive Belgrade Airport. Meet Gerard Gorman and local guide Milan Ruzic at the airport and depart for Stari-Begej-Carska Bara. We stay in the Hotel Sibila for all 3 nights. Night Carska Bara.


Day 2 (Nov 20)
After breakfast we set off to explore the Banat region stopping in numerous village to check out the various Long-eared Owl roosts. Birds that can be seen here – White Tailed Eagle, Pygmy Cormoran, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Goshawk, Bearded Tit, Marsh Harrier, Ferruginous Duck, Garganey, Smew. It will be a fairly easy day of short drives and short walks.

Other habitats include deciduous woods, parks, farmland and the saline Lake Rusanda. Birds that can be seen here – Long-eared owl, Short-eared Owl, Little Owl, Syrian Woodpecker, Crested Lark, Euroasian Curlew, Mallard, Shoveler, Crane. Night Carska Bara.


Day 3 (Nov 21)
We will spend today in and around the Stari-Begej Carska Bara reserve. Birds include: Great Bittern, Little Bittern, Great White Egret, Squacco Heron, Spoonbill, Shoveler, Ferruginous Duck, Garganey, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Honey Buzzard, Goshawk, Water Rail, Corn Crake, Little Crake, Whiskered Tern, Lesserspotted Woodpecker, Syrian Woodpecker, Bearded Tit. Weather permitting we may even take a boat trip into the reserve. Night Carska Bara.


Day 4 (Nov 22)
After breakfast we are heading back to Belgrade. If time allows we might see something of the capital before heading for the airport where the tour ends.


Price for groups (per person in double room)

6 pax
8 pax
10 pax
438 €
375 €
337 €

supplement for 1/1 - 45 €



Birdwatching Tour