Black Stork

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.…
St Ivan Rilski Church

Landscape photography weekend

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Landscape photography The past few days were quite dynamic in terms of traveling, landscape photography and emotions. The national holiday of Bulgaria, March 3rd , gave us a few extra days in the middle of the week and a total of 4 days holiday:  Time enough to travel to further destinations.…
Pygmy Cormorant © Iordan Hristov

september birding trip: day 4 – pygmy cormorant

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Today was going to be my last day. Another guide will come to take over and continue the trip with the group. I really didn’t want to leave but i had to. The group was wonderful and we had great time.…
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.…

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.…
birding trip in Bulgaria

Four day birdwatching trip, day 2 – 24.07.2015

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Trigrad – Kardzhali – Madzharovo We started at 6.30 with a pre breakfast walk around the hotel grounds. Once we came out of the yard our attention was attracted by some alarm calls coming from the river.…
Bee-eater © Iordan Hristov

BirdID weekend

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Just returned from a fantastic birdid weekend trip to South-West Bulgaria. Together with 8 students in bird id training that I conduct we visited the surroundings of Kerkini lake, Belasitsa mountain and Rupite.…
Levant Sparrowhawk © Iordan Hristov

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: sum up

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Another successful trip around Bulgaria just ended. We did a total of 1800 km around the whole diversity of habitats in the country. These include broad-leafed and conifer forests, marshes, lagoons, steppe, riverine forests and cliffs.…