birdwatching tours in Bulgaria

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

Grey Partridge

Winter birdwatching: Long tailed Duck

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GreLThe day was fairly quiet. After we saw most of our target birds it will take us a lot to be impressed. This time we decided to have an earlier breakfast and leave by 8 a.m. So we did. We arrived at our first site for the day early enough.…
Seascape photography

Winter birdwatching: falcon

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Here we are already in the north where we shall spend the next two and a half days. We shall be birding around the lakes Shabla and Durankulak. Since our hotel is right on the coast I decided to get up a bit earlier before the group and take some seascape pictures.…

Winter birdwatching trip: otter

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The day started with pretty dark weather and not all of us joined the morning walk but they missed. There weren’t many birds around but we had two Otters swimming in the sea, three Slender-billed Gulls and a group of Whooper Swans flied over.…
winter bird watching trip

Winter birdwatching: red breasted goose

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oEaglesAnother wonderful day around Bourgas wetlands was rather productive. We started with another off season bird before we have had even breakfast. A bunch of chaffinches were sitting nicely on a branch of a Dog Rose bush but one of them looked a bit different on the mild morning light.…
Bewick's and Whooper Swans

Winter birdwatching: geese

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The day started at 7.30 with a pre-breakfast walk around the hotel. It was fairly quiet bird wise but there was a nice blue sky and Sun. We still managed to see some birds. Jeremy and Nick managed to see a Merlin and some Hawfinches and all of the group members added a Lesser spotted Woodpecker to the day list and the first Bramblings for the trip.…
Marsh Harrier

Winter birdwatching: pelicans

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Bulgaria in winter  – a birdwatching tour: 8-15 February 2015 by Spatia Wildlife  Arrival and day 1 This is a new trip that i will be guiding for Spatia Wildlife Bourgas wetlands A group of 3 birder from the UK and Germany arrived late in the evening on February 8th .…

Egyptian Vulture photography trip in Bulgaria

Photographing birds of prey takes a lot of patience. They are really smart and wouldn’t allow someone getting into the hide under their sight. That’s why we had to get up early and sneak into the hide in the dark.…

Sunday bird photography trip

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It’s been long time since I last went out birdwatching and photographing them. It was high time to spend some time with my favourite hobby and decided to explore the areas next to Sofia.…

Paddyfield Warbler photography in Bulgaria

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Paddyfield Warbler is an Asian species and many birders have seen it there. However, there aren’t many places in Europe where one can see it. The Western border of its distribution range is on the Western Black Sea coast, namely several sites at the Bulgarian and Romanian Black sea coast.…

Nine day birdwatching and photography trip with belgium photographers finished with great success

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This time the group was with Belgium birdwatchers and photographers who wanted to photograph every single bird they see. This didn’t always happen but we did get a few decent shots of birds like Levant Sparrowhawk, Black-headed Bunting, Stone Curlew, European Bee-eater, Wallcreeper, Firecrest, Ortolan Bunting, Orphean Warbler, Semi-collared Flycatcher, Rose-coloured Starling, Pied Wheatear, Paddifield Warbler, Bearded Tit, to name but a few.…