Birds - the living treasure of the Highlands

From April, from the arrival of the storks until October, when the last travelers leave for the warm countries, you will be surrounded by trills or more advanced flights of the wings that populate the Transylvanian Highlands for nesting.

In winter, there is no shortage of lightning meetings, with the hawk always paying attention to the next prey from the ground, with swans floating on the water mesh or with a lazy hangman, who rests during the day, to be in shape when the moon rises. and until dawn.

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Birds we are proud of and for which we invite you to discover them in the birdwatching tours


The birds described above are just some of the reasons why the protected area of community interest Natura 2000 SPA Podișul Hârtibaciului was designated for. 

It was designated in 2007 for species protected by birds. In the Transylvanian Highlands it nests the most significant population of small eagle and wasp in Romania.


The populations of woodpeckers, red snapper and other birds in the area are large, compared to other sites in the country. The field cristel population is significant globally. It is also among the top ten sites in the country for the Sister Dash.


More details on SPA Hartibaciului Plateau .

Photo credit:

Cătălin Fuciu

Evening Falcon (Falco vespertinus)

The oak woodpecker (Leiopicus medius)

Field Cristel (Crex crex)

The lesser spotted eagle (Clanga pomarina)


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