|1. Having the opportunity to observe many Otters Lutra lutra in their natural habitat.|
|2. Seeing on a daily basis one of Europe's rarest waterbirds: |
the Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus.
|3. Seeing large numbers of White Pelicans Pelecanus onocrotalus too.|
|4. Finding up to 7 Citrine Wagtails Motacilla citreola in a singe day.|
|5. Finding the nest of a White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla (1st pic). It was even more exciting than seeing an adult bird landing in front of our noses (2nd pic).|
|6. Tracking down woodpeckers for whole days on end and finding two nests of |
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius.
|7. Having Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus as a common garden bird and hearing it even from the toilet!|
|8. Watching numerous Bitterns Botaurus stellaris in Europe's largest reedbed.|
|9. Watching elusive and rare Ruddy Shelducks Tadorna ferruginea in the salty steppes.|
|10. Seeing Hoopoes Upupa epops everywhere on a daily basis in spring.|
|11. Getting to know some Syrian Woodpeckers Dendrocopos syriacus in the local villages.|
|12. Having Pallas's Gulls Larus ichthyaetus flying overhead as a standard gull on a regular basis.|
|13. Being completely bored of watching Golden Jackals Canis aureus after a while.|
|14. Experiencing the very east of Europe.|