birdwatching

This category includes birdwatching trips that I have guided for clients or have done by myself.

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 12

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Route 1911 turned out to be with rather steep slopes. So steep that even dangerous to survey. We really struggled now and then. There were two areas where we spent an hour or so to go over 300 m distance.…

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 11

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Route 1924 Lyngen After the rest the new route with a number 1924 looked much easier. We were really worried looking at the steep hillside but after the rest it is a different story. The beginning of the route was fairly easy walking wise.…

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.…

Nutcracker photography in Bulgaria

Nutcrackers Nucifraga caryocatactes are lovely birds. Strangely enough there are very few photos of this peculiar bird. Perhaps the areas where they live are too distant for photographers. Well after having heard that a few people have photographed it, I decided to give it a try.…

State of birds in Spain 2012

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The end of the year is the time for reporting. After Great Britain and Bulgaria, Spain also published a report on the state of its birds. The report covers all the monitoring schemes of the Spanish BirdLife Partner – SEO.…

Trip to Latvia

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As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I was on my way to Latvia. Well here I am. I was accommodated in a hotel Centra. It is meant to be a four star hotel but… I wouldn’t give it 3 🙂 The welcoming was a bit strange.…
White stork

Working weekend

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Weekend was a bit strange. It was meant to be a  working weekend but It wasn’t. I wanted to just go somewhere and have a relaxed weekend in front of the computer. Well see the photos and guess if I did it 🙂 There was no internet, or at least no proper one.…

Birdwatching in Bulgaria trip reports May 2013

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This spring was a rather busy season. I had a couple of birdwatching groups with guests from Norway, Britain, Poland and Germany. After some time here are the trip reports for two of the groups that I co-lead together with a colleague and a friend of mine. Birdwatching in Bulgaria Trip report 1 (download the report here) – May 13-21st 2013 images from the trip Birdwatching in Bulgaria Trip report 2 (download the report here) – May 22-30th 2013 images from the trip: post 1, post 2, post 3 If interested in birdwatching or bird photography opportunities in Bulgaria I am happy to help.…

Bee-eater and Roller photography guided trip in Bulgaria

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Bee-eater photography and Roller photography guided trip is just over. A group of four Polish photographers managed to get a few lovely shots of both Rollers and Bee-eaters. “We are happy to be here”, “We are glad to meet the guide Iordan and hope to come back here” This what our guest wrote in our guest book.…