Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: sum up

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Levant Sparrowhawk © Iordan Hristov

Another successful trip around Bulgaria just ended. We did a total of 1800 km around the whole diversity of habitats in the country. These include broad-leafed and conifer forests, marshes, lagoons, steppe, riverine forests and cliffs. Thus we managed to see a good total of just over 200 bird species.

Some of highlights are levant sparrowhawk, Rock Nuthatch, Dalmatian Pelican, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Semi-collated Flycatcher, White-backed Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Collared Pratincoles and many others. The bird of the trip for our guests was the magnificent Wallcreeper which showed really well. My personal highlights are a group of 12 Greater Flamingos, and a Short eared Owl. Another interesting observation was a juv Steppe Eagle which I see for a second time in the country.

Black-eared Wheatear © Iordan Hristov

Black-eared Wheatear © Iordan Hristov

Levant Sparrowhawk © Iordan Hristov

Levant Sparrowhawk © Iordan Hristov

Tree Sparrow © Iordan Hristov

Tree Sparrow © Iordan Hristov

Little Owl © Iordan Hristov

Little Owl © Iordan Hristov

Orchis morio © Iordan Hristov

Orchis morio © Iordan Hristov

Ortolan Bunting © Iordan Hristov

Ortolan Bunting © Iordan Hristov

Scarce Swallowtail butterfly © Iordan Hristov

Scarce Swallowtail butterfly © Iordan Hristov

Avocet with chicks © Iordan Hristov

Avocet with chicks © Iordan Hristov

poppy flower © Iordan Hristov

poppy flower © Iordan Hristov

White-winged and Whiskered Terns © Iordan Hristov

White-winged and Whiskered Terns © Iordan Hristov

Bearded Tit © Iordan Hristov

Bearded Tit © Iordan Hristov

Bearded Tit © Iordan Hristov

Bearded Tit © Iordan Hristov

 Spanish Sparrow  © Iordan Hristov

Spanish Sparrow © Iordan Hristov

Barn Swallows © Iordan Hristov

Barn Swallows © Iordan Hristov

Dog Rose bush

Dog Rose bush

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