birds

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.…
Long-legged Buzzard

Bird photography hides test

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I just returned from testing two new photography hides for Eastern Imperial Eagle. Colleagues have been feeding the eagles weekly for a few months now and we had left a photo trap to follow the scene.…
Sunset over Pomorie saltpans © Iordan Hristov

september birding trip: day 3 – saltpans

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Today we are traveling towards the coast where the group will stay for three nights. We decided to have an earlier breakfast and depart earlier to have enough time for birding along the route.…
Red-footed Falcon © Iordan Hristov

september birding trip: day 2 – Red-footed Falcon

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What an exciting day. I really needed to do some birding lately and here i go. I finally had the chance to do some proper all day birding. We started with a bre breakfast walk around Krumovgrad which took us down to the river.…
Short-toed Eagle © Iordan Hristov

September birding trip: day 1 – Short-toed Eagle

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I just started a new birding trip hired by Naturetrek and its local operator Pandion Tours. For only a couple of days i will be guiding a group of 12 birders around the Eastern Rhodope mountains and further east towards the coast.…

New Bulgaria bird checklist

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The Bulgarian National Rarities Committee (BUNARCO) just published an update of the birds recorded in Bulgaria. This is the second edition of the list up to December 31, 2014. The new Bulgaria bird checklist includes nine new additions: Pink footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus, Lesser Sand Plover Calidris mongolus, Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus, Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides, Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni, Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis, Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus, Cretzschmar’s Bunting Emberiza caesia.…

Four day birdwatching trip, day 3 – 25.07.2015

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Madzharovo – the volcano crater We started at 6.30 a.m. to make use of the cool weather and drove for a mile to reach our place for the pre breakfast birding. It was rather fresh and soon birds starting appearing.…
Dotterel © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 18, 21.06.2015 – Dotterel

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What a day! The whole issue for the key to the barrier turned out to not that much of an issue. It took me about 15 min walking on a road to get to the place where i left my car last year so the whole fuss was really not worth it.…
Ptarmigan © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 12 – Ptarmigan

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The alarm rang at 3 a.m. as usual. I packed quickly and headed to the route. It was going to be a long walk today. The route goes around some huge areas and instead of 6km it would be 10 km and then… back the same way.…