Category travel

Eider Ducks © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: arrival

After an early start from Sofia at 4am to get the flight and three flights i finally made it Tromso. The last flight was very picturesque. Spectacular views were revealing ever so often...Read More

Breeding bird survey in Norway: new beginning

For a second year in a row I will be hired by BirdLife Norway and the Norwegian Scientific institute (NINA) to conduct a breeding bird survey in the Arctic...Read More
Bee-eater © Iordan Hristov

BirdID weekend

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.…Read More
Levant Sparrowhawk © Iordan Hristov

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: sum up

Another successful trip around Bulgaria just ended. We did a total of 1800 km around the whole diversity of habitats in the country...Read More

New birdwatching trip around Bulgaria starts today

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...Read More

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
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