230 bird species have been recorded so far inside the property. 90 of them are breeding in the area like Red-footed Falcon, Thrush Nightingale and Paddyfield Warbler. Four woodpecker species nest there: Black, Grey-headed, Lesser Spotted and Great Spotted, with the bonus of Syrian, more common in the villages. It is an exceptional heritage of ornithological diversity for such a small area.
Furthermore, there are colonial breeding species we can observe during excursions outside the reserve: Black- and Red- necked Grebes with Black and Whiskered Terns in lakes, Collared Pratincoles and Avocets in salty steppes, Great Black-headed Gulls and Sandwich Terns along the Black Sea shores.
The immense reed-beds support many interesting species, from Bittern, Little Bittern and Little Crake to various passerines like the light brown colored Savi’s, Sedge, Moustached and Paddyfield Warbler, all breeding in Ultima Frontiera, and also the colored Bearded Reedling, a common breeder that is even more numerous during migrations.
The remoteness of the property is one of the reasons why mammals live undisturbed here. Not only Jackals but also Otters and Wildcats can be observed by buggies or from the specific hides. The nearby Letea forest is a real hotspot for bats. Besides having good populations of Roe Deers, Pine Martens and Wild Horses, these are very attractive to be photographed especially when they run free in the steppes.
The concert of amphibians is the soundtrack of our nights thanks to thousands of Marsh Frogs, Fire-bellied Toads and Oriental Tree Frogs. More discreet are the Common and Green Toad like also Smooth and Danube Crested Newts with the rarest Common Spadefoot. One of the most common preys of egrets, ibis and storks are snakes: the two most common species being Dice and Grass Snake. Regularly seen are also the native European Pond Turtles, much rarer are Smooth Snake and Sand Lizard.
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