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Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria

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Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: 8 day trip 13-21th of May Day 1, May 13th I got the opportunity to guide a small group for Wingspan bird tours around Bulgaria and was happy to prepare an itinerary for them.…
The flight of the raven

Wolves, Wolves, Wolves…

Wolves… This is what is what I have been thinking about for a whole week when sitting in a hide. The plan was to live inside a hide for six days to increase our chances to see and hopefully photograph a wolf.…

Team building weekend in Pirin

Team building weekend At the beginning of summer i did have a plan to do more hiking in the Bulgarian mountains but did not expect that to come true. It looks like i managed to set up a programme that would let me do some hiking for a few weeks in a row.…

Customized birding trip: day 4 of 5

After the traveling yesterday we wanted to have a relaxed day. We were going to spend the day birding around the town of Madzharovo in Eastern Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria. The night was rather windy but we were still willing to go out for a pre-breakfast walk and did not regret it.…
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Customized birding trip: day 3 of 5

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The day was very productive photography wise. We started early from our lodge to have more time for stops along the road. The weather was fairly chilly but we were keen for more birding. Our first stop for birding was high up in the mountains to search for birds from the conifer area.…
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Customized birding trip in Bulgaria

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Shortly after we took our bins out and cameras ready we had two young Saker Falcons playing together. A few minutes later three Ravens turned up and chased the falcons away. Then a Short-toed Eagle stopped over the hillside and hovered for a while.…

Birding trip: the end

Here comes the end of our 5 day long birding trip in the Western part of the country. We had a total of over 110 species. On the last day of our trip we did a quick visit to the nearby marsh which resulted in a few new birds.…

Birding trip: day 4

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Batak – Sofia – Slivnitsa We spent the day mostly traveling. We met at 7,30 for a pre-breakfast walk. Right outside the hotel car park i heard a familiar call. I could not believe it was the bird i could hear so waited for a few more repetitions and then the bird showed for a few seconds.…
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Birding trip day 2

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route: Plovdiv – Krichim – Devin – Yagodina The rain last night did not let us go out Scops owling but this morning we were determined to go out earlier. I picked up my guests and off we went on our way to the Rhodope mountains.…
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear oenanthe melanoleuca

Birdwatching trip around Bulgaria

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Birdwatching trip Birdwatching trip around just ended. I guided a group of 5 British birders for 9 days around the country. The result is a fantastic list of nearly 200 birds seen and/or heard.…