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Short-toed Eagle © Iordan Hristov

September birding trip: day 1 – Short-toed Eagle

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I just started a new birding trip hired by Naturetrek and its local operator Pandion Tours. For only a couple of days i will be guiding a group of 12 birders around the Eastern Rhodope mountains and further east towards the coast.…

Four day birdwatching trip, day 3 – 25.07.2015

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Madzharovo – the volcano crater We started at 6.30 a.m. to make use of the cool weather and drove for a mile to reach our place for the pre breakfast birding. It was rather fresh and soon birds starting appearing.…
Bee-eater © Iordan Hristov

BirdID weekend

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Just returned from a fantastic birdid weekend trip to South-West Bulgaria. Together with 8 students in bird id training that I conduct we visited the surroundings of Kerkini lake, Belasitsa mountain and Rupite.…
Levant Sparrowhawk © Iordan Hristov

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: sum up

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Another successful trip around Bulgaria just ended. We did a total of 1800 km around the whole diversity of habitats in the country. These include broad-leafed and conifer forests, marshes, lagoons, steppe, riverine forests and cliffs.…

New birdwatching trip around Bulgaria starts today

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Just started a new birdwatching trip around Bulgaria with a group of 11 British birdwatchers. The group members have a variety of expectations and keen to see local specialities. They arrived in Sofia in the late morning and we departed to our first birding stop.…

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.…