birdwatching

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

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria 2018 – 8 day trip, day 1

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Route: Sofia – Pazardzhik – Krichim – Yagodina Weather: Fairly hot in the high 20s C with a shower in the late afternoon. I got the opportunity to guide another trip for Wingspan bird tours right after the successful trip to lake Kerkini in Northern Greece but this time the trip is in Bulgaria.…
birdwatching trip in Northern Greece

Birdwatching trip in Northern Greece

Birdwatching trip in Northern Greece I recently returned from a wonderful birdwatching trip in Northern Greece that i co-led for Wingspan bird tours. We spent a total of 7 days visiting the habitats around lake Kerkini which vary from quarries, grasslands, scrub, mountainous meadows, broad-leaved and conifer forests and of course wetlands.…

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: the end

Day 8, May 20th Today was a traveling day. We had to do over 500 km but we still managed to do some birding to break up the journey. We started doing our garage list which included a Tawny Pipit right by our picnic table, Black-headed Bunting, Golden Oriole, Nightingale and Ortolan Bunting to name but a few.…
Calandra Lark © Iordan Hristov

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: day 7

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Day 7, May 19th Durankulak lake – Shabla lake – Kaliakra cape – Balgarevo village Before breakfast we did our usual walk around the hotel grounds and it was well worth it. We had fantastic views of Barred Warbler.…
birding in Bulgaria Red-footed Falcon

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: day 6

Day 6, May 18th Bourgas – Pomorie saltpans – Goritsa forest – Balchik – Krapets Today must be THE day of the trip! What an excellent day! Although it is not a new statement I think it was one of the most exciting days with superb observations of many good birds.…
birdwatching guide for bulgaria

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: day 5

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Day 5, May 17th Bourgas wetlands Today we didn’t have to drive much and spent more time birding. It was a total change in the habitat and we had a few birds to add to our list. The pre-breakfast walk didn’t produce many new birds but we enjoyed superb views of Olivaceous Warbler, Syrian Woodpecker, and Red-backed Shrike.…

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: Day 4

Madzharovo – Mezek – Topolovgrad – Bourgas Today we decided to make an earlier start because of the rich birdlife in the surrounding area and did not regret it. In the village and its surroundings we noted a Sombre Tit and Syrian Woodpecker, and Cirl Buntings, and Hoopoes were calling from everywhere.…
guided birdwatching trip in Bulgaria

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: day 3

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Day 3, May 15th Krumovgrad – Madzharovo Today was a non-travelling day. We spent the morning in a picturesque valley near Krumovgrad which is one of the best sites in the country. It is the “warblers’ valley”.…
Bee-eater photograaphy

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: day 2

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Day 2, May 14th Yagodina village – Trigrad gorge – Kardzhali – Krumovgrad We started with a very productive walk around Yagodina village. Some of us managed to hear a Scops Owl calling during the night from the hotel surroundings.…
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Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria

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Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: 8 day trip 13-21th of May Day 1, May 13th I got the opportunity to guide a small group for Wingspan bird tours around Bulgaria and was happy to prepare an itinerary for them.…