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photography award

Photography award

Photography award My image “The beauty of early mornings” wins the price of the public in a national photography contest. The image features the Bulgarian National Threatre.…
Pied Wheatear

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria 2018 – 8 day trip, day 7

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Route: Krapets – Durankulak lake – Shabla lake – Kaliakra cape – Krapets Weather: fairly warm day with temp in high 20s and strong wind This was our last full day of birding and boy, did we made the most of it.…

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: the end

Day 8, May 20th Today was a traveling day. We had to do over 500 km but we still managed to do some birding to break up the journey. We started doing our garage list which included a Tawny Pipit right by our picnic table, Black-headed Bunting, Golden Oriole, Nightingale and Ortolan Bunting to name but a few.…
Calandra Lark © Iordan Hristov

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: day 7

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Day 7, May 19th Durankulak lake – Shabla lake – Kaliakra cape – Balgarevo village Before breakfast we did our usual walk around the hotel grounds and it was well worth it. We had fantastic views of Barred Warbler.…
birdwatching guide for bulgaria

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: day 5

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Day 5, May 17th Bourgas wetlands Today we didn’t have to drive much and spent more time birding. It was a total change in the habitat and we had a few birds to add to our list. The pre-breakfast walk didn’t produce many new birds but we enjoyed superb views of Olivaceous Warbler, Syrian Woodpecker, and Red-backed Shrike.…

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: Day 4

Madzharovo – Mezek – Topolovgrad – Bourgas Today we decided to make an earlier start because of the rich birdlife in the surrounding area and did not regret it. In the village and its surroundings we noted a Sombre Tit and Syrian Woodpecker, and Cirl Buntings, and Hoopoes were calling from everywhere.…
Golden Eagle hide photography © Iordan Hristov

Golden Eagle and Dalmatian Pelican photography workshop

I got the opportunity to guide a hide photography trip for Golden Eagles and Dalmatian pelicans organized by Wild Echo and Patrick Dieudonne. The group of 4 French photographers and their leader arrived in Sofia and we headed to the Eastern Rhodopes for our first photography session.…
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Birding trip day 2

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route: Plovdiv – Krichim – Devin – Yagodina The rain last night did not let us go out Scops owling but this morning we were determined to go out earlier. I picked up my guests and off we went on our way to the Rhodope mountains.…