checklist

checklist category is used for posts that include checklists of birds seen during birdwatching trips that I have guided or conducted either in Bulgaria or Greece.

Golden Eagle photography

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

Route: Krapets – Sofia Weather: sunny 30 C Our birding trip approaches its end. On our last day we need to do a long drive from Krapets to Sofia. Since it is a very long drive we had time for only one planned stop for birding and that was well optimized.…
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.…
Kazbegi Trinity church

Birdwatching in Georgia

This time my work took me to Georgia: a country that I have always dreamed visiting mainly for the Caucasus and its birds. Even the way Caucasus sounds attracts me to this place. Mountainous Landscapes are absolutely breath taking.…

New Bulgaria bird checklist

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The Bulgarian National Rarities Committee (BUNARCO) just published an update of the birds recorded in Bulgaria. This is the second edition of the list up to December 31, 2014. The new Bulgaria bird checklist includes nine new additions: Pink footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus, Lesser Sand Plover Calidris mongolus, Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus, Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides, Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni, Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis, Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus, Cretzschmar’s Bunting Emberiza caesia.…

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: the end

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Well, the time for the end has come.It was the last day of our trip which we used for a transfer from our last destination to Sofia. En route we stopped to stretch our legs and added Yellowhammer to the list.…
White-winged and Whiskered Tern © Iordan Hristov

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: waterbirds

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Today my guests had their best day for the trip. It was going to be a day devoted to waterbirds. According to their words today we visited the best sites for the whole trip. The day was fairly quiet and we spend a lot of time birding rather then driving around.…
Red-breasted Flycatcher

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: steppe

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Today was expected to be a wet day so wanted to stay close to the van. The stops for the day included a reserve that is superb for sea-watching and steppe areas, suitable for larks, pipits and Stone Curlew.…

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: woodcock

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Another fantastic day! It feels like we didn’t see many species but when I counted them we ended with 99 species. Not too bad for a travelling day. We woke up at the usual time and the pre-breakfast walk produced rather good views of Eastern Olivaceous Warbler.…
Little Tern © Iordan Hristov

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: wetlands

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After the exciting day yesterday, the participants in the group were rather excited. The day started with a pre-breakfast walk around the hotel grounds. The day was going to be devoted to birds of wetlands.…