birdID

This category includes trips that I have conducted as a part of a contract with a Norwegian University college HiNT for training on bird identification.

Kazbegi Trinity church

Birdwatching in Georgia

This time my work took me to Georgia: a country that I have always dreamed visiting mainly for the Caucasus and its birds. Even the way Caucasus sounds attracts me to this place. Mountainous Landscapes are absolutely breath taking.…
Andenes

Bird survey in Norway: day 10

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Today’s route was familiar to me from last year and i knew it wasn’t difficult. There was some hillside but nothing like yesterday’s route. I started on time enthusiastic to see if my find from last year was still around.…
Bee-eater © Iordan Hristov

BirdID weekend

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Just returned from a fantastic birdid weekend trip to South-West Bulgaria. Together with 8 students in bird id training that I conduct we visited the surroundings of Kerkini lake, Belasitsa mountain and Rupite.…

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: the end

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Well, the time for the end has come.It was the last day of our trip which we used for a transfer from our last destination to Sofia. En route we stopped to stretch our legs and added Yellowhammer to the list.…
White-winged and Whiskered Tern © Iordan Hristov

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: waterbirds

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Today my guests had their best day for the trip. It was going to be a day devoted to waterbirds. According to their words today we visited the best sites for the whole trip. The day was fairly quiet and we spend a lot of time birding rather then driving around.…
Red-breasted Flycatcher

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: steppe

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Today was expected to be a wet day so wanted to stay close to the van. The stops for the day included a reserve that is superb for sea-watching and steppe areas, suitable for larks, pipits and Stone Curlew.…

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: woodcock

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Another fantastic day! It feels like we didn’t see many species but when I counted them we ended with 99 species. Not too bad for a travelling day. We woke up at the usual time and the pre-breakfast walk produced rather good views of Eastern Olivaceous Warbler.…
Little Tern © Iordan Hristov

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: wetlands

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After the exciting day yesterday, the participants in the group were rather excited. The day started with a pre-breakfast walk around the hotel grounds. The day was going to be devoted to birds of wetlands.…

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: bird migration

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What a day!  Another superb birding day in Bulgaria. We started in a woodland and ended by the coast. The day started at about 6.30 a.m. when some members of the group were already out taking pictures of Lesser-spotted and Middle spotted Woodpeckers.…
Masked Shrike © Iordan Hristov

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: imperial eagle

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What a superb day. We started with a well desired Black-headed Bunting which walk me up when I first opened the balcony door of my room. Later on with logged Rock Bunting, Sombre Tit, Subalpine Warbler, Blue Rock Thrush and Lesser spotted Woodpecker.…