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Sand pyramid picture

Sand pyramid

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There are two areas with sand pyramid in South Western part of Bulgaria. This part of the country is known for its mild climate with strong Mediterranean influence suggesting high diversity of bird species and beautiful landscapes.…
Capercaillie workshop

Capercaillie workshop in Bulgaria

There are very few places where Wolves would howl right under the window of your room and bears will be sharpening their claws only a couple of meters away from you while you are asleep. It might be scary to some people but adventurous to others.…
the cup of Boyana waterfall

Boyana waterfall photography

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It was one of those days when I really wanted to go out and take some pictures. I considered several options but needed some sort of a light walk. I consulted a few sources and decided. It was going to be the Boyana Waterfall.…
Grey Partridge

Winter birdwatching: Long tailed Duck

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GreLThe day was fairly quiet. After we saw most of our target birds it will take us a lot to be impressed. This time we decided to have an earlier breakfast and leave by 8 a.m. So we did. We arrived at our first site for the day early enough.…
Seascape photography

Winter birdwatching: falcon

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Here we are already in the north where we shall spend the next two and a half days. We shall be birding around the lakes Shabla and Durankulak. Since our hotel is right on the coast I decided to get up a bit earlier before the group and take some seascape pictures.…

Winter birdwatching trip: otter

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The day started with pretty dark weather and not all of us joined the morning walk but they missed. There weren’t many birds around but we had two Otters swimming in the sea, three Slender-billed Gulls and a group of Whooper Swans flied over.…
winter bird watching trip

Winter birdwatching: red breasted goose

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oEaglesAnother wonderful day around Bourgas wetlands was rather productive. We started with another off season bird before we have had even breakfast. A bunch of chaffinches were sitting nicely on a branch of a Dog Rose bush but one of them looked a bit different on the mild morning light.…
Bewick's and Whooper Swans

Winter birdwatching: geese

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The day started at 7.30 with a pre-breakfast walk around the hotel. It was fairly quiet bird wise but there was a nice blue sky and Sun. We still managed to see some birds. Jeremy and Nick managed to see a Merlin and some Hawfinches and all of the group members added a Lesser spotted Woodpecker to the day list and the first Bramblings for the trip.…
Marsh Harrier

Winter birdwatching: pelicans

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Bulgaria in winter  – a birdwatching tour: 8-15 February 2015 by Spatia Wildlife  Arrival and day 1 This is a new trip that i will be guiding for Spatia Wildlife Bourgas wetlands A group of 3 birder from the UK and Germany arrived late in the evening on February 8th .…
Mid winter count of waterbirds

Birdwatching trip: Mid-winter count

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In the past weekend I took part in the Mid-winter count of waterbirds organized by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of birds. After the census I decided to check a few sites for some target birds for an inquiry from a customer for a birdwatching tour around Sofia.…