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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.…Read More
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...Read More

New Bulgaria bird checklist

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...Read More
birdwatching trip in Central Balkan mountains

Central Balkan mountains – Four day birdwatching trip, day 4 – 26.07.2015

Madzharovo – Central Balkan Mountains – Sofia This is our last day of this short birdwatching trip so we had to leave after breakfast...Read More
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BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: the end

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.…Read More
White-winged and Whiskered Tern © Iordan Hristov

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: waterbirds

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...Read More
Red-breasted Flycatcher

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: steppe

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.…Read More

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: woodcock

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...Read More
Little Tern © Iordan Hristov

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: wetlands

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.…Read More

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: bird migration

What a day!  Another superb birding day in Bulgaria. We started in a woodland and ended by the coast. The day started at about 6.30 a.m...Read More