birdwatching

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

The flight of the raven

Wolves, Wolves, Wolves…

Wolves… This is what is what I have been thinking about for a whole week when sitting in a hide. The plan was to live inside a hide for six days to increase our chances to see and hopefully photograph a wolf.…
Dalmatian Pelican © Iordan Hristov

Birding and photography at lake Kerkini

Lake Kerkini – birding and photography December 10-11, 2016 I guided a group of 15 students on bird identification trip to lake Kerkini in the weekend December 10-11, 2016. We saw a total of 70 birds.…

Team building weekend in Pirin

Team building weekend At the beginning of summer i did have a plan to do more hiking in the Bulgarian mountains but did not expect that to come true. It looks like i managed to set up a programme that would let me do some hiking for a few weeks in a row.…

Customized birding trip: day 5 of 5

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Today is the last day of our trip. We had no time for birding and drove directly to the Turkish border where my guests were going to be met by a Turkish guide. On our way to the border we saw a few birds like Black Kite, Turtle Dove, Little Owl and Woodchat Shrike.…

Customized birding trip: day 4 of 5

After the traveling yesterday we wanted to have a relaxed day. We were going to spend the day birding around the town of Madzharovo in Eastern Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria. The night was rather windy but we were still willing to go out for a pre-breakfast walk and did not regret it.…
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Customized birding trip: day 3 of 5

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The day was very productive photography wise. We started early from our lodge to have more time for stops along the road. The weather was fairly chilly but we were keen for more birding. Our first stop for birding was high up in the mountains to search for birds from the conifer area.…

Customized birding trip: day 2 of 5

The day was fairly quiet bird wise. Our main target for the day was the Wallcreeper. We went out for a walk before breakfast and logged a few new birds for my guests. Some of the birds we saw were Serin, Blackcap, Mistle Thrush, Red-backed Shrike, Siberian Chiffchaff and a few other common birds.…
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Customized birding trip in Bulgaria

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Shortly after we took our bins out and cameras ready we had two young Saker Falcons playing together. A few minutes later three Ravens turned up and chased the falcons away. Then a Short-toed Eagle stopped over the hillside and hovered for a while.…

Birding trip: the end

Here comes the end of our 5 day long birding trip in the Western part of the country. We had a total of over 110 species. On the last day of our trip we did a quick visit to the nearby marsh which resulted in a few new birds.…