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BirdID trip in Bulgaria 2014: day 10, May 3rd – last day

“This was a great trip, based on a great formula. I will do all I can to promote the activities and benefits of “HiNT” and the BSPB” concluded Bob Dennison at the end of the final day from the trip.Alexander Marinov – another participant from the group wrote: “Great 10 days of birdwatching in a lovely company, breathtaking landscapes and an exciting diversity of birds. After 2000 km across Bulgaria I can only say, thank you, Dancho, for the fantastic times!”Per Willy Bø concluded “The trip was a great success! Thank you very much”.With these positive comments we ended this 10 day trip across Bulgaria. The last day was spent mostly in travelling because of the long distance but we still managed to spot a bird or two. We saw quite a few Common Buzzards, Little Egret, Lesser spotted Eagle, Crested Lark, Grey Partridge one new addition to the list – Graylag Geese making a total of 228 bird species seen in 10 days. This is a few more than the group last year when we saw 225 species. Well perhaps the number is not that important. What matters is the positive attitude of everyone, the joy, the travel, the beauty of our country, the multinational group with people from Norway, Bulgaria and Great Britain. Participants did appreciate this multicultural element of the trip which brought more joy and pleasant atmosphere of the trip.

We are already looking forward for our next year trip! If you want to sign up for it please check the conditions on the BirdID website here.
Photos from the trip are coming up soon.

The final list of species seen during the trip is below:

Common name
1.             Graylag Goose
2.             Mute Swan
3.             Ruddy Shelduck
4.             Common Shelduck
5.             Gadwall
6.             Eurasian Wigeon
7.             Mallard
8.             Northern Shoveler
9.             Northern Pintail
10.         Garganey
11.         Red-crested Pochard
12.         Common Pochard
13.         Ferruginous Duck
14.         Tufted Duck
15.         Chukar
16.         Grey Partridge
17.         Common Quail
18.         Ring-necked Pheasant
19.         Black-throated Diver
20.         Little Grebe
21.         Great Crested Grebe
22.         Black-necked Grebe
23.         Yelkouan Shearwater
24.         Black Stork
25.         White Stork
26.         Great Cormorant
27.         Pygmy Cormorant
28.         Great White Pelican
29.         Dalmatian Pelican
30.         Little Bittern
31.         Grey Heron
32.         Purple Heron
33.         Great Egret
34.         Little Egret
35.         Squacco Heron
36.         Black-crowned Night-Heron
37.         Glossy Ibis
38.         Eurasian Spoonbill
39.         Egyptian Vulture
40.         European Honey-buzzard
41.         Eurasian Griffon
42.         Short-toed Eagle
43.         Lesser Spotted Eagle
44.         Booted Eagle
45.         Imperial Eagle
46.         Golden Eagle
47.         Eurasian Marsh-Harrier
48.         Montagu’s Harrier
49.         Eurasian Sparrowhawk
50.         Black Kite
51.         White-tailed Eagle
52.         Common Buzzard
53.         Long-legged Buzzard
54.         Water Rail
55.         Eurasian Moorhen
56.         Eurasian Coot
57.         Stone Curlew
58.         Black-winged Stilt
59.         Pied Avocet
60.         Eurasian Oystercatcher
61.         Grey Plover
62.         Northern Lapwing
63.         Kentish Plover
64.         Common Ringed Plover
65.         Little Ringed Plover
66.         Common Sandpiper
67.         Green Sandpiper
68.         Spotted Redshank
69.         Common Greenshank
70.         Marsh Sandpiper
71.         Wood Sandpiper
72.         Common Redshank
73.         Whimbrel
74.         Eurasian Curlew
75.         Black-tailed Godwit
76.         Ruddy Turnstone
77.         Ruff
78.         Broad-billed Sandpiper
79.         Curlew Sandpiper
80.         Temminck’s Stint
81.         Dunlin
82.         Little Stint
83.         Common Snipe
84.         Collared Pratincole
85.         Parasitic Skua
86.         Slender-billed Gull
87.         Black-headed Gull
88.         Little Gull
89.         Mediterranean Gull
90.         Mew Gull
91.         Yellow-legged Gull
92.         Caspian Gull
93.         Lesser Black-backed Gull
94.         Little Tern
95.         Gull-billed Tern
96.         Black Tern
97.         White-winged Black Tern
98.         Whiskered Tern
99.         Common Tern
100.     Sandwich Tern
101.     Rock Pigeon
102.     Stock Dove
103.     Common Wood-Pigeon
104.     European Turtle-Dove
105.     Eurasian Collared-Dove
106.     Common Cuckoo
107.     European Scops-Owl
108.     Eurasian Eagle-Owl
109.     Little Owl
110.     Tawny Owl
111.     Eurasian Nightjar
112.     Alpine Swift
113.     Common Swift
114.     Common Kingfisher
115.     European Bee-eater
116.     European Roller
117.     Eurasian Hoopoe
118.     Eurasian Wryneck
119.     Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
120.     Middle Spotted Woodpecker
121.     Great Spotted Woodpecker
122.     Syrian Woodpecker
123.     Black Woodpecker
124.     Green Woodpecker
125.     Grey-headed Woodpecker
126.     Eurasian Kestrel
127.     Red-footed Falcon
128.     Eurasian Hobby
129.     Peregrine Falcon
130.     Red-backed Shrike
131.     Lesser Gray Shrike
132.     Woodchat Shrike
133.     Eurasian Golden Oriole
134.     Eurasian Jay
135.     Eurasian Magpie
136.     Eurasian Jackdaw
137.     Rook
138.     Hooded Crow
139.     Common Raven
140.     Bearded Reedling
141.     Calandra lark
142.     Greater Short-toed Lark
143.     Crested Lark
144.     Skylark
145.     Wood Lark
146.     Sand Martin
147.     Eurasian Crag Martin
148.     Barn Swallow
149.     Red-rumped Swallow
150.     Common House Martin
151.     Sombre Tit
152.     Marsh Tit
153.     Willow Tit
154.     Coal Tit
155.     Great Tit
156.     Blue Tit
157.     Eurasian Penduline-Tit
158.     Long-tailed Tit
159.     Eurasian Nuthatch
160.     Rock Nuthatch
161.     Wallcreeper
162.     Short-toed Treecreeper
163.     Eurasian Wren
164.     White-throated Dipper
165.     Goldcrest
166.     Firecrest
167.     Cetti’s Warbler
168.     Willow Warbler
169.     Common Chiffchaff
170.     Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler
171.     Wood Warbler
172.     Sedge Warbler
173.     Marsh Warbler
174.     Eurasian Reed-Warbler
175.     Great Reed-Warbler
176.     Eurasian RiverWarbler
177.     Savi’sWarbler
178.     Blackcap
179.     GardenWarbler
180.     Barred Warbler
181.     Lesser Whitethroat
182.     Eastern Orphean Warbler
183.     SubalpineWarbler
184.     Common Whitethroat
185.     Spotted Flycatcher
186.     European Robin
187.     Thrush Nightingale
188.     Common Nightingale
189.     European Pied Flycatcher
190.     Collared Flycatcher
191.     Semi-collared Flycatcher
192.     Red-breasted Flycatcher
193.     Common Redstart
194.     Black Redstart
195.     Blue Rock-Thrush
196.     Whinchat
197.     European Stonechat
198.     Northern Wheatear
199.     Pied Wheatear
200.     Black-eared Wheatear
201.     Isabelline Wheatear
202.     Ring Ouzel
203.     Eurasian Blackbird
204.     Song Thrush
205.     European Starling
206.     Dunnock
207.     Western Yellow Wagtail
208.     CitrineWagtail
209.     Grey Wagtail
210.     WhiteWagtail
211.     Tawny Pipit
212.     Tree Pipit
213.     Yellowhammer
214.     Cirl Bunting
215.     Rock Bunting
216.     Ortolan Bunting
217.     Reed Bunting
218.     Corn Bunting
219.     Common Chaffinch
220.     Eurasian Bullfinch
221.     European Greenfinch
222.     European Goldfinch
223.     Eurasian Linnet
224.     European Serin
225.     Hawfinch
226.     House Sparrow
227.     Spanish Sparrow
228.     Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Scientific name
Anser anser
Cygnus olor
Tadorna ferruginea
Tadorna tadorna
Anas strepera
Anas penelope
Anas platyrhynchos
Anas clypeata
Anas acuta
Anas querquedula
Netta rufina
Aythya ferina
Aythya nyroca
Aythya fuligula
Alectoris chukar
Perdix perdix
Coturnix coturnix
Phasianus colchicus
Gavia arctica
Tachybaptus ruficollis
Podiceps cristatus
Podiceps nigricollis
Puffinus yelkouan
Ciconia nigra
Ciconia ciconia
Phalacrocorax carbo
Phalacrocorax pygmaeus
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pelecanus crispus
Ixobrychus minutus
Ardea cinerea
Ardea purpurea
Ardea alba
Egretta garzetta
Ardeola ralloides
Nycticorax nycticorax
Plegadis falcinellus
Platalea leucorodia
Neophron percnopterus
Pernis apivorus
Gyps fulvus
Circaetus gallicus
Aquila pomarina
Hieraaetus pennatus
Aquila heliaca
Aquila chrysaetos
Circus aeruginosus
Circus pygargus
Accipiter nisus
Milvus migrans
Haliaeetus albicilla
Buteo buteo
Buteo rufinus
Rallus aquaticus
Gallinula chloropus
Fulica atra
Burhinus oedicnemus
Himantopus himantopus
Recurvirostra avosetta
Haematopus ostralegus
Pluvialis squatarola
Vanellus vanellus
Charadrius alexandrinus
Charadrius hiaticula
Charadrius dubius
Actitis hypoleucos
Tringa ochropus
Tringa erythropus
Tringa nebularia
Tringa stagnatilis
Tringa glareola
Tringa totanus
Numenius phaeopus
Numenius arquata
Limosa limosa
Arenaria interpres
Calidris pugnax
Calidris falcinellus
Calidris ferruginea
Calidris temminckii
Calidris alpina
Calidris minuta
Gallinago gallinago
Glareola pratincola
Stercorarius parasiticus
Chroicocephalus genei
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Hydrocoloeus minutus
Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Larus canus
Larus michahellis
Larus cachinnans
Larus fuscus
Sternula albifrons
Gelochelidon nilotica
Chlidonias niger
Chlidonias leucopterus
Chlidonias hybrida
Sterna hirundo
Thalasseus sandvicensis
Columba livia
Columba oenas
Columba palumbus
Streptopelia turtur
Streptopelia decaocto
Cuculus canorus
Otus scops
Bubo bubo
Athene noctua
Strix aluco
Caprimulgus europaeus
Apus melba
Apus apus
Alcedo atthis
Merops apiaster
Coracias garrulus
Upupa epops
Jynx torquilla
Dendrocopos minor
Dendrocopos medius
Dendrocopos major
Dendrocopos syriacus
Dryocopus martius
Picus viridis
Picus canus
Falco tinnunculus
Falco vespertinus
Falco subbuteo
Falco peregrinus
Lanius collurio
Lanius minor
Lanius senator
Oriolus oriolus
Garrulus glandarius
Pica pica
Corvus monedula
Corvus frugilegus
Corvus cornix
Corvus corax
Panurus biarmicus
Melanocorypha calandra
Calandrella brachydactyla
Galerida cristata
Alauda arvensis
Lullula arborea
Riparia riparia
Ptyonoprogne rupestris
Hirundo rustica
Cecropis daurica
Delichon Urbicum
Poecile lugubris
Poecile palustris
Poecile montanus
Periparus ater
Parus major
Cyanistes caeruleus
Remiz pendulinus
Aegithalos caudatus
Sitta europaea
Sitta neumayer
Tichodroma muraria
Certhia brachydactyla
Troglodytes troglodytes
Cinclus cinclus
Regulus regulus
Regulus ignicapilla
Cettia cetti
Phylloscopus trochilus
Phylloscopus collybita
Phylloscopus orientalis
Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Acrocephalus palustris
Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Locustella fluviatilis
Locustella luscinioides
Sylvia atricapilla
Sylvia borin
Sylvia nisoria
Sylvia curruca
Sylvia crassirostris
Sylvia cantillans
Sylvia communis
Muscicapa striata
Erithacus rubecula
Luscinia luscinia
Luscinia megarhynchos
Ficedula hypoleuca
Ficedula albicollis
Ficedula semitorquata
Ficedula parva
Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Phoenicurus ochruros
Monticola solitarius
Saxicola rubetra
Saxicola rubicola
Oenanthe oenanthe
Oenanthe pleschanka
Oenanthe hispanica
Oenanthe isabellina
Turdus torquatus
Turdus merula
Turdus philomelos
Sturnus vulgaris
Prunella modularis
Motacilla flava
Motacilla citreola
Motacilla cinerea
Motacilla alba
Anthus campestris
Anthus trivialis
Emberiza citrinella
Emberiza cirlus
Emberiza cia
Emberiza hortulana
Emberiza schoeniclus
Emberiza calandra
Fringilla coelebs
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Chloris chloris
Carduelis carduelis
Carduelis cannabina
Serinus serinus
Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Passer domesticus
Passer hispaniolensis
Passer montanus

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