birdwatching tours in Bulgaria

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

Pallid Harrier

Pallid Harrier during a BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015

Spring has come and with it comes the new course for bird identification that I will be leading in 2015 for a third time. Over 30 people signed up for this bird ID course organised by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds and the Norwegian Nord-Trondelag University College.…
winter bird watching trip

Winter bird watching: the end

And so the winter bird watching trip approaches its end. Today is our last morning. We had an early breakfast and off we went to search for our last Red breasted Geese. At breakfast time four Dalmatian Pelicans flew past suggesting it was going to be a great morning.…
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.…