White-tailed eagles and the Wild Oder Delta
Join us on our mid-winter photo expedition to photograph the highest density of breeding White-tailed eagles in Europe.
The Oder Delta covers an area of 450,000 hectares. It’s a varied mosaic of land, marine and freshwater ecosystems including coastal areas and lagoons, large peatlands, meadows, dense forests, and natural river valleys. This vast landscape with its wide range of habitats is ideal for large mammals such as wolves, beavers, and red deer.
Our focal species for photography will be White-tailed eagles with over 100 pairs wintering and breeding during February and March allowing us to observe and photograph them hunting and also if lucky perform spectacular aerial displays when a pair of eagles will lock their talons and spiral downwards in their courtship ritual.
The Oder delta is a key resting site on the East Atlantic Flyway and is recognized as an important migration site by Birdlife International. At this time of year migrating birds return to the delta from their wintering grounds including the Common Crane and many goose, duck and wading species.
During the winter months, Red and Roe Deer congregate in herds making observation and photography possible. We also hope to observe and photograph beavers who help maintaining high water levels and the healthy peatland ecosystems of the delta.
If you are interested in this fantastic photo expedition, please fill in our trip enquiry form and we’ll inform you when we have prices and dates for 2023 available.