birdwatching tours in Bulgaria

This category is specifically devoted to birdwatching tours in Bulgaria that I have guided for clients.

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.…
customized birding trip Bulgaria

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 3

route: Yagodina – Trigrad Gorge – Dospat – Batak The day was quite relaxed but at the same time we did feel rather exhausted. It did not include much traveling but all the emotions and coming in and out of the car did tire us up.…
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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.…
Black-headed Bunting

New birding trip: day 1

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route: Sofia – Plovdiv – Pazardzhik – Plovdiv Birding trip today starts at 5,30. I start a new 5 day long birdwatching trip with a small group of 2 American birders. Our main areas will the Western Rhodope mountains and the wetlands around Sofia.…
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.…
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.…